Most people will say emphatically that they are not meeting-people, yet the leading complaint in most organizations is that there are too many meetings. What gives? Meetings aren't really the inherently evil gatherings that suck the energy and ambition from even the most dedicated employees that they often seem to be. It's just that many meetings are unnecessary or that they include people who don't need to be there. This chapter covers information you need to know to make your meetings productive and meaningful.