A meeting is an inefficient way of obtaining information as compared to written material. So I have always disliked presiding at meetings, as that requires showing up early and staying to the end, no matter how boring or wasting of time.
On the other hand, a leader must attend frequent meetings and be a fine listener in order to be a successful leader. We no longer live in a world in which a leader can simply issue commands from on high and hope to be successful.
The talent of a good chief is in knowing how to balance these two imperatives.
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