An important executive skill is the ability to arrange and coordinate meetings in hotel rooms or other meeting facilities away from the office.
When you start off in management, it seldom occurs to you that one of the most important events in your career can be organizing a major meeting. This responsibility is often dumped on you unexpectedly. Your boss decides that you need to have a large company meeting, seminar, convention, workshop, or some other function that brings together a large number of people. He then asks if you will just “take care of it.”
When I was a manager, I attended hundreds of meetings of all sizes, at all levels of quality, all over the country and all ...