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How to Get Yourself Out of Meetings

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The Niceness Trap

The reason so many of us find ourselves trapped in meetings we don't want to be in comes down to the fact that we don't want to offend anyone. But there's a real cost to being nice. We wind up wasting hours of our life going to meetings we don't need to be at.

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The first step you need to take is to evaluate the meetings you attend and make an objective analysis about the ones you are truly mission-critical to. Do you find yourself going to a regular update meeting? Not mission-critical. What about a meeting where you can just read the minutes to get...

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Once you have identified the meetings you want to excuse yourself from, schedule some private conversations with the leaders and organizers of those meetings to communicate with them that you no longer want to attend the meeting--while also explaining why.

The key is to communicat...

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Once you have established your exit plan with the leader of the meeting, your last step is to do something similar with the other attendees.

What you want to avoid is sending the message that this meeting isn't important. You can do that by sending a clear message in your final ap...

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