I hate meetings, always have. Well when I say meetings those that are an excuse not to make a decision. Despite being heavily right brained...I prefer to get on with changing the world, prefer to have coaching sessions, idea picnics! etc My belief has always been if you are in my team then I trust you, we don't need a meeting because it is your job to deliver and if I sense you need help then we will talk it through in our weekly sessions. I came across this quote that I love from Sir Phillip Green, a UK entrepreneur
"Successful companies have parties, Unsuccessful ones have meetings"
I love that! Obviously there are times when you need meetings but if your culture runs on meetings then there is something wrong - there is a lack of direction, trust, respect, or relationship management. Deal with the cause...then use meetings when you need the right people in the same room for information, clarity, cross functional decisions etc
Rant over....she says smiling!