Managing business has a lot to do with managing what and how people work together to accomplish an objective. While a great deal of management training focuses on the “what” of management, most management problems arise out of the “how”…that is, the process of people working together, relating with one another, and getting things done. Most of this work happens in meetings and this quote attests to the importance of now only how these meetings are led, but how you show up in them as a participant.
In a survey of business leaders conducted jointly by Harrison Conference
Services and Hofstra University, nearly 81% said they assess managerial
ability on the basis of how well people participate at meetings.
—John Sheriden, Industry Week, The $37 Billion Waste—
The following resources will help you become a better manager by honing your meeting leadership and participantion skills.