Articles about Meetings
How to not look dumb when you get called on in a meeting you weren’t paying attention in
When your manager calls on you out of nowhere in a meeting— but you don't know what's going on— you probably want to sink into the floor. Here's how to handle a moment like this.
4 ways clever people use meetings to increase their visibility
Are meetings actually an opportunity to showcase yourself?
8 surprising things ultra productive people do every day
You don’t need to work longer or push yourself harder — you just need to work smarter. Ultra-productive people know this. They squeeze every drop out of every hour without expending any extra effort.
This is why all your meetings are disasters
Meetings have a bad reputation, and it’s not unwarranted: 65% of senior managers said meetings keep them from completing their own work, and 71% said meetings are unproductive and inefficient.
Here are 10 tricks to appear smart in business meetings
Like everyone, appearing smart in meetings is my top priority. Here are my 10 favorite tricks to quickly appear smart during meetings.
What to say to coworkers when you don’t want to be around them
While you should always strive to do your best at work and build professional relationships with your coworkers, that doesn't mean you should give every minute of your workday over to other people. Here's how to make it clear that you sometimes need to be alone at work.
Ways to keep your next meeting from going off the rails
Meetings: You have to live with them in corporate America, which means you can't live without them.
3 ways to decline a meeting you know you don’t need to attend
If you feel a pang of anxiousness when a dreaded meeting invitation lands in your email inbox, you're not alone. Here's how to manage requests for those meetings you know you shouldn't be invited to.
This is what meetings will look like in 2028
How the bring-your-own-device landscape will continue to change the way meetings are viewed and conducted over the next decade, and how it could affect your company’s meeting culture.
3 ways to salvage a meeting that’s gone sour after a big conflict
We've all been in meetings that have gone horribly off the rails. This is what you can do as a manager to diffuse the situation — either during or after the meeting.
4 steps to 5-minute meetings
Trying to cut the bloat from meetings might lead to more effective time management and less wasted time during your day. Here are four steps to try.
This is why meetings wreck productivity
In big companies, communicating that work is being done is often more important than actually doing any real work. Meetings kill productivity. Here's why.
What if we just banned meetings?
Meetings can be productive and useful. Here's why and how.
Here’s how to communicate better in 3 common work situations
Knowing how to communicate correctly in each setting can spare you a world of frustration and keep you and your messages to your colleagues crystal clear.
4 ways to make sure your next meeting doesn’t go wildly off track
In a world with so many meetings that it's hard to keep up, you need to do everything in your power to make sure they don't get derailed.
How Elon Musk runs an efficient meeting — and you can, too
A recent story shows that Elon Musk wants to make sure every meeting counts — even if that efficiency comes at the risk of alienating employees.
4 ways to get your work done when you’re drowning in meetings
Try to schedule a meeting where no one sits down. That'll speed things up.