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"Get ready. Successful managers must be visionaries, owners, cheerleaders for the business case, implementation managers, organisational facilitators, change agents, collaboration agents, and the organisational conscience."

To keep meetings focused, when someone interrupts and raises an unrelated issue, you should politely question the person about the comment's relationship to the topic. Helpful:  Create an idea bin for unrelated ideas. Post a blank chart on the wall and label it idea bin. When an unrelated idea is brought up, write it on the chart ... and then leave time on each meeting's agenda to consider Idea Bin material. Many of the new ideas may have been resolved during the meeting. The unresolved ones, though, can be handled at the end of the meeting or put on future agendas. - SOURCENOTE: Steve Kaye, PhD, author of The manager's pocket guide to effective meetings


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