BEFORE THE MEETING 40%

CHAPTER 4: WHY ME? PREPARE YOURSELF

Before any meeting, pause however briefly to ask yourself:

  • Why am I going to this meeting?
  • What difference can I make?
  • How can I prepare for the business?
  • How can I prepare myself to work with this group?
  • Can I prepare for the unexpected?

Guidelines: Roles and behaviours
A story: Meeting the unexpected – a pivotal 47 minutes

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“In a busy work environment Meeting Together has provided me with considerable insight and offered cohesion and focus to the processes that can easily become rambling, stale or un-engaged. If for you the – ‘how you get there’ is as important as ‘getting there’, take some time to read Meeting Together or, like me, have it by your side for insight to fuel your meetings and participation in them.”
Liz Nelson Development Manager
Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Said Business School, University of Oxford