If we want to run an effective and productive meeting, we need to make sure the right people are in attendance. I am officially giving you the permission to be exclusive in who you invite to your meetings.
This is not like third grade, where you had to invite everyone in the class to your birthday party or else someone is going to feel left out. It is really is okay to keep your meetings small in attendance. You are not a bad person. You are just a good leader.
Keep your space limited. Choose only the team members that are relevant to the management of the project - and even then - be picky. Too many voices in a meeting will spoil its productivity.
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Todd Polyniak is a partner at SAX and is an expert in Not-For-Profit financial health for over 30 years.