This popular book has been thoroughly updated for its fourth edition, and is even more directed towards the leadership demands on managers, both within the school and in its community setting.
Chapter 5: Managing Meetings
Meetings and the Manager
Though we tend to think of a meeting as a formal gathering at a prearranged time and place, many meetings to discuss and progress the work of the school or college are casual, informal affairs consisting of only four, three or even two people. Such meetings can have just as important or even more important outcomes for the organization. Meetings come in all shapes and sizes. They may be highly structured and highly formalized with members speaking to each other ‘through the chair’ and observing a rigid agenda, or there may be no formal agenda and no acknowledged chairperson. They may have many legitimate purposes, but – as we shall see – they all too often wander aimlessly and ...