Listening: The Secret to More Productive Meetings, Oct. 2013
“We have two ears and one mouth so we can listen twice as much as we speak.”
~ Epictetus, Greek philosopher (55-135 AD)
The meeting that could have been a short review leading to a critical decision turns into a long painful discussion, with people talking past each other and pushing off the resolution to another day. Team members, wasting time and energy in discussion, are so busy making their own points, they miss that they already concur. Sound familiar? Needless conflict is one of many reasons that meetings fail.