Media moments have made this request memorable again.
I have been graced to work with many incredible leaders who have modeled some excellent meeting strategies. I will credit Stephen Portch, then Chancellor of the University System of Georgia, with six important lessons about meetings:
Most meetings, do not need to happen. A recurring meeting can and should be canceled with no agenda items for the group. As the leader, take the time to charge each initial meeting, or re-state a charge to a group when a new direction is needed….