Michael Hyatt: Leading people and conducting meetings go hand-in-hand. Yes, you can use email, blogs, Twitter, Basecamp, or any number of additional tools. But at the end of the day, you will still need to schedule and lead meetings.
Before you plan another meeting (and suffer the rest of us to sit through them), make a commitment to do the following:
- Define the outcome.
- Create a written agenda.
- Focus your attention.
- Start and stop on time.
I’d suggest a few weeks at meetings of Toastmaster’s. I’m still taking advantage of things I learned from my meetings.