Control your next meeting



Aaarrrgghhhh! Don’t you hate it when you get stuck in a meeting that gets so wildly sidetracked that you totally forget what the meeting was originally supposed to be about?


There’s absolutely nothing Old Taksmaster hates more, so I have decided to put in place some strict rules to ensure meetings run properly and to time.


You are going to do the same.


Here are some simple ideas:


  • Meetings will start at an odd time, such as 10:07am. If you are late, you are locked out.
  • Meetings will involve standing room only. Sitting down and getting comfortable encourages people to keep meetings going.
  • Have an agenda and stick to it. If something else comes up, it can be addressed outside the meeting or in another meeting.
  • Make meetings as brief as possible.
  • End the meeting on time. End of discussion.
  • Come out of the meeting with a list of actions that people are made accountable for.


Meetings are like vacuums that suck up time and resources. It’s time for a crackdown.


Get it done – today!


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