Buried in Meetings

 Here’s the real question – do you have MAS?  

Hint: check out David Grady’s TED talk to find out.

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Facing a week full of meetings, we came across David Grady’s TED talk, “How to save the world (or at least yourself) from bad meetings,” this morning and couldn’t help but laugh.  The next time you are planning a meeting, perhaps you should use Wendy McHaughton’s flow chart “Should you call that meeting?”  to determine if it is necessary:




If you decide the meeting is absolutely necessary after all, be sure to bring the donuts and check out our post “What’s on the Agenda?” for tips on hosting a successful, productive meeting and download our free Meeting Agenda template and Attendance Form to help you get started.

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