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You’re facilitating a meeting and you want to cover ground quickly. Preparing and distributing an agenda ahead of time isn’t enough. You must also stick to it. Keep discussions moving rather than letting them spin out of control. That takes an iron hand, especially when speakers insist on going off topic. Solution: Launch a preemptive strike by getting the group’s buy-in on the agenda. In the week before a meeting, invite their input on prioritizing what will get covered. Then doggedly follow that agenda.