[FLR] Never Bring Smartphones Into Meetings | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,


I was listening to an interview about meetings at Google. A majority of meetings in their company are a maximum of 30 minutes; any longer and people will start leaving. I also heard of another company where the CEO holds meetings standing up to encourage focus and time efficiency. As you lead in 2019, consider how you can minimize and maximize the meetings you organize.


Leading along the road with you,




“So instead of using a standing desk, doing sitting meetings over coffee, or meeting in some fluorescent-lit conference room, I do one-on-one meetings as walks. It resolves the tradeoff between ‘taking care of health’ and ‘getting stuff done.'” – Nilofer Merchant


‘I Lost It’: The Boss Who Banned Phones, and What Came Next | The Wall Street Journal


How To Run Successful Meetings In Seven Steps | Forbes


Mindful Meetings: Five Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Meetings | Forbes


David Grady: How to save the world (or at least your meetings) | Ted Talks


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