I hate meetings I love meetings

Do you have a love/hate relationship with meetings?

The extrovert in me loves meetings. Provided I have my say everything is ok.

The introvert in me hates meetings. Nothing gets done. No decisions get made.

If I am the leader I need to be very clear what I hope to achieve from this meeting. If it’s a rubber stamp for my decisions, just use email?

If I have a hard time keeping the talkers or more extrovert types in check, for example, there is work to be done, but not in the meeting, but outside  of it.

Meetings are a great barometer of people. Each person’s contribution is the tip of iceberg of who they are.

People are different. Vive la difference!

About drstevelewis

Good leadership is essential for any project to succeed. I specialise in the most difficult leadership challenges; those involving the way we relate to other people or the way they relate to us. With a background of many years in business and an earlier training in medicine I combine the two in a unique consultancy.
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2 Responses to I hate meetings I love meetings

  1. matt says:

    steve, are you blogging from your tent?!

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