Q: “What is your biggest mistake scheduling your calendar?”
A: Not setting clear goals coming into a meeting.
Here’s one way I learned how to tackle this problem:
In the description I write the goal: For example, “The goal of this meeting is to DECIDE dates for upcoming classes,” or “The goal is to DRAFT the specs for the new analytics dashboard.” It makes the meeting’s raison d’être much clearer.
The added benefits I have observed by listing my goals on the cal invite are: everyone is cued in on how best to prepare, when you arrive at the meeting you know why you are there, and after you complete the goal you get a strong feeling of accomplishment.
Any thoughts on how to improve my thinking here? Something to add? Leave a comment below.