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For Effective Meetings, leverage the Meeting Bill of Rights

Meetings become enormously important as a medium of work execution as people become more senior over time. I've seen that the quality of meetings vary from person to person and organization to organization. Over the years, I've found the following principles very useful to frame my approach to meetings. I'm sharing this with you - hope you find it useful as well. Cheers!   Adapted  from "The Secrets to Masterful Meetings" ( PDF ); How Jeff Bezos runs meetings . Your Meeting Bill of Rights Meeting Notice.You have the right to be informed about the purpose and proposed agenda for a meeting, verbally or in writing, at least twenty-four hours in advance of the meeting. Timely Start.You have the right to attend meetings that start on time. 3 minutes late: issue a reminder; 7 minutes late: meeting cancelled.  Right People .You have the right to have all major viewpoints critical to decision-making represented at the meeting. Conversely, If you're not useful to the m