When you are conducting a large group meeting and you know there are multiple personal agendas, it is your job to get each agenda to flow into your main area of focus.

So you may say, “Today’s meeting will focus on how we can streamline our departments. In order to do that, we will look at what is working right now, what is not working, and what needs to change. So let’s take a moment to look at some of the concerns and needs each of us might have and see in which of the three categories they fit. Then we’ll try to go through and make sure we address all of the issues.”

Make sure you correlate each manager’s agenda into the main group’s focus for that meeting. Anything that does not fit within the main focus, table for later discussion. This will ensure that your meetings are focused, proactive, and easily understood by all participants.

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