If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be 'meetings.'
You should never go to a meeting or make a telephone call without a clear idea of what you are trying to achieve.
You have a meeting to make a decision, not to decide on the question.
The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings.
Meetings are a symptom of bad organization. The fewer meetings the better.
When the outcome of a meeting is to have another meeting, it has been a lousy meeting.
Meetings are places where dead ideas rise from their graves and eat the brains of the living.
A manager's ability to turn meetings into a thinking environment is probably an organization's greatest asset.
We are going to continue having these meetings, everyday, until I find out why no work is getting done.
Approach every meeting with a purposeful, high-energy, ready-to-make-a-contribution attitude, and watch how fast leadership’s perception of you follows your behavior.
The longer the meeting, the less is accomplished.
Engaging people is about meeting their needs, not yours
Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.
The real process of making decisions, of gathering support, of developing opinions, happens before the meeting or after.
A meeting moves at the speed of the slowest mind in the room. (In other words, all but one participant will be bored, all but one mind underused.)
The usefulness of any meeting is inversely proportional to the size of the group.
People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.
Our meetings are held to discuss many problems which would never arise if we held fewer meetings.
I have left orders to be awakened at any time during national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Success is not measured in achievement of goals, but in the stress and strain of meeting those goals
Meetings are an addictive, highly self-indulgent activity that corporations and other large organizations habitually engage in only because they cannot actually masturbate.
Observe any meetings of people, and you will always find their eagerness and impetuosity rise or fall in proportion to their numbers.
Obviously, you make preparations before you engage in any meeting.
It has to be an awfully good meeting to beat having no meeting at all.
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