Chapter 5Align Your MeetingsMake a Meeting Matrix

Seen and Heard

Long meetings are not a good use of my time! I feel like meetings should be for collaborating shared priorities and making decisions, not about sharing information that could have been shared via e-mail.”

“I have three meetings per week with the same group of people to talk about basically the same things!”

“Sometimes I walk into a meeting to discuss a certain topic and two hours later I walk out—and realize we just spent two hours talking about it, but didn't really decide anything!”

Overview and Objectives

For most leaders, meetings take up a large chunk of calendar real estate. This is not bad, per se, but if those meetings are not an excellent use of our time, then ...

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