INSTANT MBA: No One Respects A Boss Who Is Always Late For Meetings

Robert Sutton

Bob Sutton

Today’s lesson comes from Robert I Sutton, author and professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business:“Meetings are infamous time wasters. Yes, some are necessary, but bosses bent on self-glorification often run them in disrespectful ways.

If you want to grab power and show little regard for your people, arrive late to most meetings. But if you want your charges to be proud to do good work for you, then start and end meetings on time.

You may miss the thrill of petty power displays, but you will earn more prestige by leading productive and grateful followers.”

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