Oprah Winfrey Uses the Same 3 Sentences to Launch Every Meeting
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Many meetings limp to a start. The group sits waiting for people to straggle in late. Others want to keep chatting about "important" but unrelated topics: The dreaded "since I have you here" move that turns the group's agenda into a personal one. Still, others keep texting and emailing while the leader struggles to get everyone focused.
That's a huge problem, since meetings that get off to a slow start rarely recover.
Brendon Burchard, the author of High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way, says Oprah starts every meeting the same way: She says: "What is our intention for this meeting? What's important? What matters?"
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