Scarlett Letter #148: How to manage your impatience during inefficient meetings.

{Preface: the individuals of whom I mention are well intentioned. I have no doubt they are dedicated to their academic professions and to the students.}

Recently, I attended a meeting to discuss Columbia College’s Oral Communications classes for Fall and beyond. There were four part-time faculty members that teach this course within our Department. There was also a head of our group—a fulltime faculty member who has taught the course in prior years.

What was right about the meeting:

>The agenda (talking points and order presented were on target).

>The kernels of wisdom shared among us.

>Everyone was ‘heard’ and had the opportunity to speak ...

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June 09, 2012