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A Real, Honest and Well Thought Out Look at the Paralyzing Affect of Meetings…

We all talk about how much we hate meetings but here is a 5 minute video that looks at the mechanics of a meeting. 

– Meetings have become a delaying factor in moving forward, taking action, and getting real things done.

– Companies that had tons of meetings beyond the cultural norm were answering questions for an alternate problem. The alternate problem was that everyone was terrified of making decisions.

– When an important decision came up they scheduled a meeting to discuss the decision.


A meeting can’t exist without a decision to support. In other words, don;t call a meeting to make a decision. Make the decision and call the meeting to support it. Most of the time you will realize, “Wow, I don’t need a meeting.” If you do need a meeting it will be for two reasons; conflict or coordination.

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Chad Swanzy has served in youth ministry for 15 years and currently works as the student ministry director at Gateway Community Church in Austin, Texas. Learn more from Chad and ask him your questions at ChadSwanzy.com.