How to run productive project meetings

  • February 26, 2014

Stan Portny, author of Project Management for Dummies, has been writing about improving the efficiency of company meetings for 20 years. Here's his advice on organizing...

3 tech tools make meetings matter

  • December 23, 2013

Using a few tech tools can make your meeting and your note-taking go a lot smoother. Christopher Null at PC World offers three suggestions to get the job done easier.

5 tips for a successful off-site meeting

  • August 14, 2013

Holding meetings in the same surroundings day in and day out can lead to stagnant employees, allow for habitual interactions among co-workers and stale thoughts. So,...

Difficult people killing your meetings?

  • August 10, 2012

A consultant who was running a daily meeting for 20 employees at an insurance company noticed that he had two ramblers taking his meetings off track. Solution? He...

In praise of stand-up meetings

  • July 09, 2012

Nothing conveys urgency and efficiency like being on your feet during a daily meeting. Stanford Business School professor Bob Sutton observed this as he was co-writing...

Turn your meetings into action plans: 5 tips

  • June 26, 2012

You won't find many people who love meetings. That might be because attendees often feel like meetings are a waste of time. Turn your meeting minutes into an action...

Keeping a ‘meetings warrior’ organized

  • May 31, 2012

Not all executives are content to have access to documents only on their smartphones, tablets or laptops. If you work for a boss who still depends heavily on paper and...

Create an agenda-building ‘cheat sheet’

  • January 24, 2012

The monthly department meeting is next week, and you've already heard from four people who want to appear on the agenda. You expect a few more to chime in. It's your...

Doesn’t anybody use Lotus Notes anymore?

  • January 05, 2012

Question: "This time of year everyone is resolving to get a handle on their calendars—and make sure managers  know about competing priorities. My question:...

12 steps to simplify meeting minutes

  • June 10, 2011

When just the thought of creating the official meeting minutes makes your writing hand freeze, take note: Preparation starts well before the meeting. Keep this...

When confused at a meeting, butt in

  • April 12, 2011

Speaking up in meetings to ask for clarification can be intimidating. But it’s best to summon the courage, especially if you’re the one taking formal minutes...

8 steps to a more productive meeting

  • March 07, 2011

Between vague agendas and never-ending PowerPoints, meetings have become a waste of time for many. Here’s how some “experts” structure their huddles to...