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Meetings Talk about how you run meetings. Answered by Brian Dunn , Best Buy   I lose interest quickly with the endless pontification. I like to use this phrase: "We have an 'apostle of the  obvious' moment going on here." That drives me crazy. For the most part, I view meetings as a necessary evil, although  I do enjoy our staff meetings when we get together and talk about where the business is and where we're going. I like  those elements. But the endless meeting can get a little tedious for me, so I tend to want to get to the point. This answer originally appeared in You Want Insights? Go to the Front Lines »   Anything different about the way you run meetings? Answered by Shantanu Narayen , Adobe Systems   One of the ways I am trying to change my own management style is in the quarterly business reviews.  I'm trying to focus more on getting people who are presenting to discuss their insights, and to lead the discussion of  what they want to accomplish, and where the business is working, and where the business is not working, and what  they are worried about -- as opposed to sharing reams and reams of data and then expecting us to make  pronouncements about the right thing to do. Because, frankly, they're closer to the business. And the more you can get  them to feel ownership for the decisions, I think the more successful you are. You certainly give them your input, you  certainly coach and guide them, you channel them into areas that you believe they need to think about. But that's one  way in which I'm trying to change as we grow this next generation of general managers. I want them to feel like the  business review is their opportunity to talk about where the business is going well, where the business is not going as  well, and what's keeping them up at night so that I can help them, as opposed to them feeling like they're under the  microscope, and all they have to do is show you they're on top of the data, which I think is a meaningless exercise. This answer originally appeared in Connecting the Dots Isn't Enough »   Let's talk about meetings. Is there anything unusual about the way you run them? Answered by David C. Novak , Yum Brands  
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I hate Monday-morning quarterbacks. So I try to focus my meetings on building and sharing know-how  that will help us win going forward. I focus my meetings on beating last year. Why is this program that you're talking  about going to be better than what we did last year? What do we have in the pipeline that's going to keep us  successful?' With every meeting I try to focus on what's the "so what" of what you just told me. And then, what's the 
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