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"Meetings, Bloody Meetings"

How many of you ever had the opportunity to see the old John Cleese Visual Arts video entitled, "Meetings, Bloody Meetings?"  It's a classic of the horror of all things that go wrong with meetings.  It is intended as a training video to help improve upon what goes wrong with meetings and what needs to be done by all to improve upon them. The video came to my mind as I read Rachel Emma Silverman's great piece of February 14, 2012 in the Wall Street Journal entitled "Where's the Boss? Trapped in a Meeting." MANAGEMENT February 14, 2012 Where's the Boss? Trapped in a Meeting By RACHEL EMMA SILVERMAN What do chief executives do all day? It really is what it seems: They spend about a third of their work time in meetings. WSJ's Francesca Donner looks at the results of a study th