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Mistake: You don’t want to exclude anyone from a meeting so you invite dozens of employees who don’t need to attend. If more than 10 people show up, fewer can participate and the odds of reaching consensus drop. Only invite those who will “make a valuable contribution, be responsible for implementing decisions, or represent a group that will be affected by decisions,” write Tony Alessandra and Phil Hunsaker in Communicating at Work (Fireside, $12).
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