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Three Reasons to Avoid Scheduling That Early Morning Meeting

bosstoclientIf you’re in the position to run a weekly meeting (or any meeting), raise your hand! Now, keep it raised if you think the best time to hold it is 8 or 9 a.m. Well, according to a Fast Company piece, you may want to think again.

1. Different times of the day have different opportunity costs. Per a white paper, energy levels during the day peak at 8 a.m. Yes, you read that right! Go time. By late afternoon, people start dragging. So, if you have a meeting at 8 a.m., you’re erasing the opportunity for productivity. Read more

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Three Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Meetings

successAre your meetings getting a little stale? Are they always a waste of time? According to a piece from Business Insider, there are a few ways to shake things up.

1. Meet outside the office! Remember in college when it was the first beautiful day you were able to persuade your professors to take class outside in the fresh air under a big oak tree? (Or no, maybe that was just us?) Anyway, switch up the scenery. Especially now that the weather is finally nicer in most parts of the country.

Even if you schedule a meeting and it ends up raining that day, think about all of the possibilities that exist outside the office — a coffee shop or local bar may do the trick and then managers can treat the team to a beverage. Read more

Four Strategies to Speak Up at Work

Are you shy? Timid to speak up at work? New on the job? You’re not alone. Although a recent piece in Fortune focused on a reader being self-conscious, the reasons for not speaking up are endless.

That said, it’s clear one major way to get ahead at work is to speak up. Here are a few ways to overcome obstacles to effectively speak up and get noticed. Read more

Managerial Advice to Keep Staff Off E-mails During Meetings: Just Don’t Do It

Sure, you may have been known to peek at your mobile device during a meeting but guess what? It could really get on your manager’s nerves.

So, what if you’re that manager trying to run an efficient meeting, only to look around the conference table and see the tops of everyone’s heads looking down? Read more