Carroll B. English; The Art of Leading Meetings. Am J Occup Ther 1987;41(5):321-326. doi: 10.5014/ajot.41.5.321.
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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.
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