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Research Article  |   May 1987
The Art of Leading Meetings
Author Affiliations
  • Carroll B. English, MA, OTR, is Director of the R. L. Petzoldt Memorial Center for Hand Rehabilitation, San Jose, California 95117
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Research Article   |   May 1987
The Art of Leading Meetings
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1987, Vol. 41, 321-326. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.5.321
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1987, Vol. 41, 321-326. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.5.321
Abstract

The ability to skillfully lead meetings can contribute to a manager’s effectiveness. There are four types of meetings, each serving different needs and requiring different leadership. A manager must know when to hold meetings, what leadership style is appropriate, how and when to use participative management, and how to facilitate a consensus. Considerable planning must be done before a meeting is held. Various leadership and communication skills are required to effectively open, conduct, and close a meeting. Finally, the leader needs to know how to deal with participants who become problems.