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Meetings, lovely meetings!

I see that meetings are getting a bad press again.  A new survey has found that nearly a million people spend half their working week in meetings and that at least a third of that time is wasted waiting for late-comers. Waiting for late-comers is crazy; it punishes the people who have taken the trouble to arrive on time and fails to inconvenience those who haven’t.   Indeed, waiting for late-comers actually trains people not to arrive on time; why bother [...]

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What’s in a description?

Once upon a time a woman I didn’t know asked if she could interview me.  She was conducting  research and writing a book about managing mavericks.  Puzzled, I asked her what she thought I could contribute.  She told me I was a maverick and that she wanted to include me in her book.  Intrigued, I agreed to be interviewed and we arranged to meet. I prepared by consulting my dictionary: ‘maverick, an unorthodox or independently minded person’.  I wasn’t at [...]

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