Steve Jobs would ask you to leave a meeting if you had nothing to contribute. Ken Segall saw it happen, and describes it in an article called Meetings Are A Skill You Can Master, And Steve Jobs Taught Me How. The article points out that, “Every company wants to maximize productivity and cut down on unnecessary meetings.” But they don’t always know how to go about making meetings more effective.
How often have you been in a meeting where someone wasn’t really necessary? How would your organization react if you declined to attend unnecesary meetings?