Management Tip: Negotiating and/or Meetings

Chances are, if you are a manager you are going to hold meetings and you’ll actually want something to happen because of those meetings. This could be the assignment of action items, negotiating something between two parties, both, or something else. These are my tips for meetings:

  1. Prepare before the meeting: who, what they care about, what their topic is, what the rules are, and who is judging
  2. Plan, practice, and anticipate the dialog (you don’t want to be caught off guard and unprepared for something you could have anticipated)
  3. Know the content and the context of the meeting
  4. Know when to close and what to say to bring the meeting to an end.