Chapter . Meetings 1-2-3

Do you love meetings? Are they a chance to see your pals and catch up on the latest office gossip? Are they an opportunity to take a nap on company time, take a break from the work that keeps piling up on your desk, stretch your legs, and see a fresh set of walls?

Or maybe you can't stand meetings. You seem to spend more than half of your work life in them, and you are sick to tears of them. They waste your time. You rarely seem to do anything productive in them. They only add to your stress by filling your life with conflict and dithering, and they are getting in the way of getting through your workload.

Excessive, non-value-adding meetings aren't just wasting your time, they are wasting the time of your organization. And ...

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