Organizing

It sounds like mission impossible: ensuring that your boss has time for priority work and that he or she never arrives late for a meeting. But you wield much more control than entering appointments on a calendar and reminding the boss what’s coming on the schedule. Help the days flow smoothly by building and managing the calendar better. Here’s how…

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.
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