Are you tired of chairing or attending meetings and feeling like that was a complete waste of time? If that’s you then I’ve got good news for you.


Today, I’ll share the one key to having effective meetings.  Besides obviously having an agenda for each meeting, you should have and communicate what my mentor, John Maxwell, calls the energy requirement for that meeting.  If the meeting needs high involvement and high commitment from the participants and that energy level required is an 8 out of 10, you can’t have people showing up with an energy level of only 6.  They will suck the life out of that meeting.  You may need to tell those people not to participate.  As John says, it’s a lot easier to give birth to something new than it is to resurrect the dead.