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Stop the Meeting I Want to Get Off!: How to Eliminate Endless Meetings While Improving Your Team's Communication, Productivity, and Effectiveness

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Less talk, more action: A guide to better communication, heightened productivity, and fewer meetings

Meetings are the bane of modern corporate culture. Today's managers spend between 25 percent and 75 percent of their workday in meetings, at least half of which are unproductive, if not downright destructive. In a book that is sure to be warmly embraced by beleaguered managers, a decorated Desert Storm platoon leader turned top corporate consultant offers managers a proven system...

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Overview

Less talk, more action: A guide to better communication, heightened productivity, and fewer meetings

Meetings are the bane of modern corporate culture. Today's managers spend between 25 percent and 75 percent of their workday in meetings, at least half of which are unproductive, if not downright destructive. In a book that is sure to be warmly embraced by beleaguered managers, a decorated Desert Storm platoon leader turned top corporate consultant offers managers a proven system for running a department, or an entire enterprise, without unnecessary meetings.

Successfully adopted by Johnson & Johnson, GE, McKinsey & Company, MetLife, Verizon, and other prestigious Snair clients, the one-on-one management methods outlined in this book:

  • Improve a manager's ability to gather input
  • Streamline the communication process
  • Make influencing key members of an organization much easier
  • Increase productivity, without stifling openness and job satisfaction
  • Make managers more "hands-on" by using responsibility as a reward
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071411066
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/19/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.71 (d)

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McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: From Ground Attack to Corporate Combat
1 Stop Surrendering to Meetings 1
2 Recognize What Doesn't Work and Why 23
3 Discover the Lost Art of One-on-One Management 47
4 Embrace the Role of Team Leader 73
5 Try the Process of Organizational Channeling 95
6 Get Comfortable with Delegating 121
7 Use Technology When Possible 145
8 Get a Mentor, Be a Mentor 167
9 Avoid the Meetings of Others 195
10 Know the Ways to Cheat 221
Conclusion: Accept the Challenge! 243
Notes 247
Index 255
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