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Running Meetings (HBR 20-Minute Manager Series) by Harvard Business Review

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The Day After: Making Your Meeting Stick

Your job as leader of the meeting doesn’t end with the conclusion of your gathering, however. You need to convert the meeting’s conversation and decisions into action afterward.

The follow-up note

When you finish a successful meeting, you should then create a follow-up note to reinforce to participants what you accomplished, alert all stakeholders to key decisions, and ensure that all have heard the same message or information. Management guru Peter Drucker once noted that famed General Motors CEO Alfred P. Sloan became an outstanding executive in part through his succinct, clear, and powerful meeting follow-up memos.

What goes into an effective follow-up note? Detail what was accomplished, based on the ...

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