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Engagement Tip # 12 – Hold Effective Meetings

Poorly organized meetings are one of the biggest time wasters and sources of irritant for employees. If meetings aren’t addressing important issues, healing solving problems, developing or improving processes, conveying critical information or developing employees, leaders have to question the value of those meetings. Holding effective meetings may seem elementary, but the most basic of functions are often anything but simple. To deliver productive meetings, have a clear agenda and invite only those participants who are necessary to address the agenda. Provide information to the attendees prior to the meeting so that they can come prepared to discuss and contribute to the agenda. Keep minutes of the decisions that are made and use quick and easy communication vehicles to communicate those decisions to the rest of your team.  Your employees and colleagues will appreciate the efficiency of these meetings, waste less time and increase their own productivity. And you will be showing them how much you value their time.

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Dianne Gaudet is a certified Coach who is passionate about helping her clients manage the dynamics of continual life transitions as they reach new heights of personal and professional success. Helping Boomers create rich and inspired lifestyle plans for the retirement life they want is one of her greatest joys. Dianne is the author of a new book, If There Are No Limits... A guide to living with passion, purpose and possibilities. She is also a motivational speaker, teacher and world traveller.