Truthfully I do try my hardest to always be on time to meetings (almost always making me early instead), because I don't like disappointing or disrespect others attending the meeting. Time is money. And for you to be able to have an efficient meeting you need to be as prepared as you possibly can. On occasion, especially when having too much to do, I attend meetings unprepared and it's truly not a good feeling. 🙈 Besides the reading through specific notes, I need to know why my presence is needed, and what expectations others have on my participation and delivery. And a well thought out and prepared agenda is almost as important to save time.
Today I came prepared to our management team meeting. I even got time to get me a cup of tea before we started. Unfortunately most meetings ends as the next one begins (I'm sure you're familiar with this type of problem, it's not new) and I barely have time walking from one conference room to another. Sometimes I think of having meetings always ending at :00 and starting at :15, giving me 15 minutes for transportation and coffee refills. But, I'm not sure it'll work.
Do you have any good suggestions for solving this issue with meetings ending/starting at the same time?
Tomorrow I'll enjoy a whole day of leadership development learning with my coach Catharina (whom had her book release last Friday which I wrote about in another entry) and the rest of our management team. It'll be a great day, for sure! Looking forward to it! But first things first, it's time for early morning workout in the gym tomorrow. I'll be there when the gym opens! 💪🏻
Over and out