7 Reason Not To Hold A Meeting

coaching teamLeaders need to know not only how to run a good meeting, but also when NOT to hold one.

How to Prepare for Meetings Quickly and Easily - In 8 Steps

For leaders who want to hold successful meetings--rather than feel held up or held hostage by them--here are eight steps to take:

Working from home is the key to efficiency

A lot of people have to do a job for a living, even if it means being exposed to a program of authoritarian propaganda punctuated by many different moments of frantic productivity. Beginning your own business kicks employers to the curb, but the trade-off is that you should be more than productive - you have to be super-productive. What is left for a lucky few workers is the telecommuting choice.

Only Have Time for Meetings

Managers are experts at attending meetings. There always seems to be time to attend them, but never time to complete the action items assigned during prior meetings. Wouldn’t it be better to skip out on the meeting, complete the assignment and have the deliverable in the organizer’s inbox before the meeting ends? For more, click here.

Do you talk too much in meetings? Most leaders do...

Are you a loudmouth? Leaders tend to talk too much. Well, now there's nowhere to hide. Reflect is a table you can use in meetings that interacts with the conversation by showing, through coloured lights embedded in the surface of the table, who is doing most of the talking.

More here from the: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

Ice Breakers

When getting together with a group of people for a meeting or a training class, it’s often good to do a warm-up exercise to allow the attendees to get to know one another, and to clear their minds of distractions prior to focusing on the task at hand.

Drucker on Meetings

 In The Effective Executive, Peter Drucker identifies a common time waster as malorganization, of which meetings are a symptom. “Meetings are by definition a concession to a deficient organization. For one either meets or one works. One can not do both at the same time. For more, click here.

Management Crisis

Scott Adams sums up what he calls the “Dilbert Principle” as follows – “A retarded chimpanzee can drink a case of beer and still perform most management functions: avoiding decisions, attending meetings, babbling, demanding status reports, not reading status reports, handing out random rewards and punishments, scowling at people who believe the open door policy.” Click here for more.

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