7 Rules for More Effective Meetings

I am summarizing the details from Michael Hyatt’s post, but need to have this so I can refer to it.  I really would like our meetings to get here fast.  For his post in detail see 7 Meetings Rules from Michael Hyatt.


  1. Establish hard edges.
  2. Create an agenda.
  3. State the desired outcome.
  4. Take written minutes
  5. Review the minutes and action items.
  6. Clarify action items.
  7. Determine the next meeting date


Improving the quality of meetings takes work. Every once in a while we need to step back from the meeting itself and ask, “How can we make our time together more productive?” We need to be honest. Meetings consume a lot of resources. The more efficient they are, the better the return on our investment.

Craig Sroda