If you’re a manager, one of the core activities in your business life is meetings. That’s what you do. You schedule meetings, prepare for meetings, run meetings, follow up meetings, go to meetings, implement what’s been decided at meetings, and then do it again…constantly.
If you’re a manager, you have what Paul Graham of Y Combinator calls a manager’s schedule. Your day is full of meetings, some short, some long, usually a lot of them. You look at your calendar and see a lot of meeting commitments in a single day. And it is good. That’s part of your gauge of success—to do the things the company hired you to do. [Read more…]