Many meetings are like unpleasant dinner guests who have come uninvited. They intrude on your productive time, drone on with unnecessary conversation, and you can’t wait for them to leave. Does that mean useful, effective meetings are a hopeless cause? Of course not! But the techniques you can use to make them work will surprise you – like telling people they can leave whenever they want. Jack Skeels and Steve Prentice will give you the tips and tricks in out TAOM Episode 11, I Hate Your Stupid Meeting, part of The Art Of Management Series, available here, or wherever you get your podcasts.