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Communicate Like a Leader by Dianna Booher

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CHAPTER 35

Meet Like You Mean Business

You will never see eye-to-eye if you never meet face-to-face.

WARREN BUFFETT, BUSINESSMAN, INVESTOR, AND PHILANTHROPIST

When you attend a meeting as a participant rather than as a facilitator, you produce value by contributing to the outcome—not simply by your presence. Although that may sound obvious, it’s not: I’ve sat through meetings in which a few attendees played with their devices, worked on other projects, or left the room repeatedly to take other calls.

Such behavior is a mistake. If you show up physically, be present mentally. If the meeting leader fails to facilitate, understand the meeting process and follow the flow well enough so that you can step into the gap and demonstrate your leadership ...

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