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    accepting suggestions

  • #2
    Nothing to do. It's already planned...

    Nothing to do. It's already planned...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by DanielBurd View Post
      accepting suggestions
      Well, you dug yourself in, but
      - reschedule
      - cut meeting short
      - notify convener you will need to leave early
      - arrive late to meeting
      - come in to work early
      - leave work late
      - schedule no meetings for week after
      - find someone else to go
      - bring work to meeting and sit in back
      - never get yourself in this situation again

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      • #4
        Great coaching here!

        Originally posted by mcogilvie View Post
        Well, you dug yourself in, but
        - reschedule
        - cut meeting short
        - notify convener you will need to leave early
        - arrive late to meeting
        - come in to work early
        - leave work late
        - schedule no meetings for week after
        - find someone else to go
        - bring work to meeting and sit in back
        - never get yourself in this situation again
        Mcogilvie, great ideas!

        To help avoid this in the future, you may want to get into the habit of looking at your calendar 2-3 weeks out during the weekly review (you DO a weekly review, right?) You can start to see yourself getting over committed long before you arrive at work on the Monday morning of "the week full of meetings." People aren't as likely to be put off if you reschedule in advance.

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        • #5
          • Settle in for a highly productive week. Each one of those meetings is something you've
            decided is more valuable than doing weekly review etc. You're going to accomplish a lot!! Enjoy!
          • ... or if not, then skip some of the meetings.
          • Bring a laptop or paper to the meeting and get other stuff done during it.
          • Simplify your planning process so you can do it in your sleep, at lunch, in the
            few minutes between meetings etc.
          • Warn people that you plan to leave when the meeting starts getting
            onto topics that aren't your key high-priority concerns right now -- and follow through.
            Also leave if it starts getting repetitive, boring, useless etc.
          • Ask them to start each meeting with the topics you want to cover,
            so that you can leave early

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