Re: How to...

Subject: Re: How to...
From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Edwin Skau" <eddy -dot- skau -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2007 14:50:34 -0400

> If you're not the one calling the meeting, then besides it not being your
> problem

Correct me if I'm wrong, but it's every attendee's problem if the
meetings are fruitless.

> folks are just not going to listen to you - unless you get to edit
> their paycheck as a consequence...

Or unless you truly are a leader. It helps to be a leader if you're a
manager, but you don't have to be a manager to be a leader. In fact,
it appears what you're saying is that you don't get compliance unless
you have control over them. I'll agree with that. But by controlling
them, you'll certainly never get committment. Never view compliance as

> Maybe you could forward Bill's suggestion
> to the convener, along with those of others that you think would work in
> this situation.

Absolutely, or just use them yourself. If you see a problem, you don't
have to be the one knee deep in it to offer a solution or to be the
one working to fix it. I lean on the side of doing things, not seeing
problems and shrugging. "Not my problem" isn't my style. If it can
make ripples in the pond, it's certainly my problem.

> Unless you call the meeting, I don't think folks will take your protests
> seriously, and the forwarding links to cute/funny clips may not really help.

Protests and funnies don't help. But open, honest, and direct acts to
improve things do.

Bill Swallow
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