If you follow Gram around for a day, you’ll spend most of that day in meetings. Gram manages six teams in a high profile department. Gram is responsible for a fat budget, so his teams have to be effective.
Many employees dread meetings. The very word, Meeting, in the subject line of an email can make people cringe and hide their calendars. Gram spends most of every day involved in meetings, and yet no one complains when a meeting is called. Gram’s meetings are effective because, some of the time, his teams may not realize there’s a meeting being held. How does he do that? Gram says the keys are consistency and a conservative guest list.