If usable meeting know-how is a problem in your organization, follow these practical steps to go beyond the basics and learn what works for the kinds of meetings you run.
1. Read a book: Advice on the internet can point you in the right direction, but you’ll need to go a bit deeper before you can put it into practice. There are lots of books on running effective meetings, many of which are breezy reads. Right now, I’m particularly fond of Dick & Emily Axelrod’s quick-reading book Let’s Stop Meeting Like This. Their “meeting canoe” framework provides a solid foundation for building all kinds of useful agendas. Good stuff.