Dave Barry said that meetings are “the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve it’s full potential.” Meetings are the universally despised part of the job. What’s the job? Leadership. All leaders have meetings—and most meetings are terrible, quite frankly. We’ve all sat in meetings where the point was unclear, the facilitator droned on and on, and at the end of the meeting no one was clear what we had accomplished. What’s more a whole hour, day or weekend was wasted. This is why Thomas Sowell said, “People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.”
But what if our meetings were actually good?…
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