Meetings start late and end later. The agenda – if there is one – isn’t followed. People arrive late, ill prepared, or not at all. The blowhard at the end of the table won’t stop talking. Those not staring at their phones are probably getting ready to jump in with their own speech. And no one is being held responsible for the actions that were decided during the last meeting.
"Why am I here?" you ask yourself "I have better things to do with my time."
Most meetings are a waste of time. Everyone knows it, we all talk about it, but no one does anything to fix it, right?
Effective leaders run effective meetings. They know their time, they’ve learned to control it, and the only meetings under their watch are the meetings that will help them meet their priorities.
So what does an effective meeting look like?
Effective leaders have the passion and courage to take actions that produce results. E-suite.com gives you the tools to show you what those actions are. Meeting templates make sure your meeting meets the effectiveness criteria and provide a platform for harnessing your teams’ talents towards your common strategic goals by tracking action plans and aligning them with individual, team, and company-wide objectives. E-suite.com also guides you to apply the right management style to each situation, ensuring you get the most out of yourself, your team, and your time.
A former banking CEO once told me that when you learn to run effective meetings, it is as if someone has added 20 percent more time to each day. Time you could use to build a second company, develop new products, conquer new markets, spend with your family.
What would you do with 20 percent more time? Take control of wasteful meetings and begin to enjoy the benefit of having time on your side.