The meeting. That necessary evil. That gathering we love to hate -- yet can't resist scheduling.
There's a reason meetings are so reviled. Most of them suck.
They're poorly organized. They're poorly run. They have no objective. They have no value. People just show up for the sake of showing up. They behave badly.
You're probably in a meeting right now.
Sadly, you are likely part of they -- the badly behaving, no-value-adding, disorganized, meeting-marauding masses.
Just look around the table. Look at those faces. Those bored, irate, aggravated, disengaged faces. They don't want to be in this conference room with you. They hate being in this conference room with you.
And that's no good. Because if you're in a meeting, there should be a reason. Maybe you're trying to woo a prospective customer. Maybe you're trying to kick off a project. Maybe you're presenting work to a client.
Regardless, if people hate being in meetings with you, your objectives are being thwarted.
Don't be thwarted. The first step in healing is recognizing you've got a problem. And of course, I've got a list to help you recognize why people hate being in meetings with you.