From Roger Schwarz: Most meet­ings get off course as soon as they start. Starting a meeting or simply a conver­sa­tion is like launching a space­craft. (No, you’re not on the lookout for aliens.) If you start the meeting just a little off course, by the end of it, you’ll be way off course. And making course correc­tions later costs a lot of time and energy. There are three major missteps at the begin­ning of meet­ings, and there are three basic steps you can take to make sure everyone is on board and headed in the same direc­tion. · Go to The major missteps at the begin­ning of meet­ings and how to avoid them →