Category Archives: Leadership

10 Things You Should Do to Make Meetings More Effective

Here are ten things that you can do to make your meetings more effective. Avoid meetings. Test the importance of a meeting by asking, "What happens without it?" If your answer is, "Nothing," then don't call the meeting. Prepare goals. These are the results you want to obtain by the end of the meeting. Write…
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The Top 10 Key Characteristics of Effective Meetings

Here are ten fundamental concepts that characterize an effective meeting. Definition: A meeting is a business activity where select people gather to perform work that requires a team effort. A meeting, like any business event, succeeds when it is preceded by planning, characterized by focus, governed by structure, and controlled by a budget. Short meetings…
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5 Things You Should Do To Avoid Hidden Traps in Meetings

If you have sat through a few bad meetings, you must have experienced the following traps. Here they are and how to fix them. People think they are experts. Many people tell me that they know how to hold a meeting. Actually, all they do is host a party. They invite guests, provide treats, and…
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The Top 3 Biggest Myths That Ruin Meetings

These myths have cost companies billions of dollars in wasted payroll money. Myth #1) Structure spoils spontaneity. I once attended a two-day long disaster that easily cost over $40,000. Thirty people spent the first hour seeking an issue to discuss, then spent the next 15 hours arguing over insolvable problems. When I asked the manager…
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