Meeting Management

Rescue the boss from meeting hell

December 1, 2005 Categorized in: Meetings

Meetings are notorious time-wasters, so protect your boss from ineffective sit-downs. When someone invites your boss to a meeting, ask these five questions:
When you socialize at a business event or wait for a meeting to begin, you can use the opportunity to forge relationships and let your personality shine.
Do your office meetings suffer from a case of “all talk and no action”? You (yes, you) can fix that with this tactic.
You can’t force your boss to unplug or forget about work while on vacation, but you can make it easier for him (and you) with this plan:

P.S. Postscript

January 1, 2005 Categorized in: Project ManagementTravel

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Here’s a quick gift of tips to get back seconds, minutes, even hours. After all, we’re entering the season that’s more demanding on our time than we ever thought possible!

Head off surprise assignments.

January 1, 2005 Categorized in: Managing the BossMeetings

Head off surprise assignments.

In step with technology

January 1, 2005 Categorized in: Meetings

If you’re spending too much time managing who can use which meeting room when and what equipment they will need, turn to software for a solution.

Book a better deal for travelers

December 1, 2004 Categorized in: Skills CheckTravel

You can make travel arrangements that are cheaper and better for your boss if you pay attention to a few details.
When just the thought of creating the official meeting minutes makes your writing hand freeze, take note: Preparation starts well before the meeting. Keep this simple checklist handy:
Casual. Corporate casual. Business casual. Smart casual. Resort casual. Don’t leave meeting attendees baffled about your event’s dress code. Explain what you mean by "business casual" or "corporate casual," etc. with examples of appropriate attire.

Estimate appointment delays.

April 1, 2004 Categorized in: Managing the BossMeetings

What to do when your boss is late.

Fine-tune your agenda

March 1, 2004 Categorized in: Featured ArticleMeetingsOrganizing

For your meeting to model efficiency, ensure that the agenda includes these five elements.