Start with small groups of smart people -- and keep them small. Every time the body count goes higher, you’re simply inviting complexity to take a seat at the table. The small-group principle is deeply woven into the religion of Simplicity. It’s key to Apple’s ongoing success and key to any organization that wants to nurture quality thinking. The idea is pretty basic: Everyone in the room should be there for a reason. There’s no such thing as a “mercy invitation.” Either you’re critical to the meeting or you’re not. It’s nothing personal, just business.Read More
Many of the meetings I have attended over the years regularly included nonessential participants. There's a lesson to be learned here for those seeking to achieve excellence...
Source: Segall, K (2012, June 6), Meetings Are A Skill You Can Master, And Steve Jobs Taught Me How, Fast Company.