Meetings are one of the single most important tools that you can use to advance your career. Your future as a manager, as a leader, and as an executive is going to be in direct proportion to your ability to conduct meetings well, and to conduct yourself well in meetings.
Become brilliant on the basics. Approach each meeting as if it was an important part of your future, because often it is.
First, plan in advance. Think through what type of meeting it is going to be, who needs to be in attendance at the meeting, and when they need to attend to discuss the items that are relevant to them.
Prepare a complete agenda. Invite the input of other people to the agenda. Practice the “no ...