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Reaching for your calendar to schedule another meeting? Wait! Evaluate whether it’s really necessary. Try to set the meeting at a later date so that you can get more accomplished in one fell swoop. It’s amazing how often you can compact two meetings into one. If you decide the appointment’s necessary, ask the other person, “Do you think we’ll start on time?” If you have a history of waiting for this individual to arrive, politely check to see if there’s a better time that will lessen the odds of his running late.