“People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.”
– Thomas Sowell
How true! Unnecessary meetings that are unnecessarily unfocused, unnecessarily long, unnecessarily full of people, and unnecessarily unproductive are an unnecessary “thief” of precious time, energy, and – quite frankly – patience. Yet they seem to take place with unnecessary frequency. Consider requesting a pre-set (1) agenda, (2) participant list, (3) assigned note-taker, and (4) time limit, the next time you are invited or summoned to a meeting. Not always possible, but always preferable.
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