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Running Meetings (HBR 20-Minute Manager Series) by Harvard Business Review

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Quick hits

Ashkenas, Ron. “Why We Secretly Love Meetings: The Status and Social Drive Beyond the Agenda.” Harvard Business Review Blog Network, October 5, 2010.

We often focus on the negative aspects of meetings. Ashkenas reminds us of the dirty little secret that we actually like meetings and explains why they are valuable from a social perspective.

Silverman, David. “The 50-Minute Meeting.” Harvard Business Review Blog Network, August 6, 2009.

If students have a moment to catch their breath between classes, why not so adults with their meetings? Silverman’s suggestion to include “travel time” when booking your meetings is easy to grasp—and it’s complemented by a series of reader comments that provide even more timing tips.

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