"No agenda, no attenda" guide to productive meetings

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No, you're not going crazy: A growing number of business leaders are picking up the mental health baton and running with it, sharing their own struggles and encouraging employees to tend to their own. Mental Health Month begins today, and 16 company founders share advice such as ProperPlan CEO Laura Phillips, who reminds us: "Effective work isn't about long hours; it's about productive hours," and "no achievement is worth sacrificing your mental or physical health."
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Put it into practice: Mind Data founder Sean Ruane goes to therapy sessions, practices mindfulness and maintains "a support network of like-minded founders." He supports his team's mental health by prioritizing well-being check-ins, leading by example and recognizing that mental health issues aren't the same for each person -- and neither are the solutions.
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"No agenda, no attenda" guide to productive meetings
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Too many meetings can wear employees down, with recent research finding 72% of meetings are ineffective. Ditch old habits for meetings with a defined "purpose, agenda, result" or a "no agenda, no attenda" approach, Laura Mae Martin, a Google productivity adviser, suggests. Focus on virtual meetings by closing all your tabs and your email and admitting you aren't doing either the meeting or the email justice.
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Put it into practice: Hold people accountable for what they promised at the last meeting, use AI tools to eliminate the need for meetings, or have a template or format for decision-making meetings, Martin suggests, among other ideas. Time insight tools can help you figure out which meetings are more important.
Unconscious bias and stereotypes are the root of most double standards for women in the workplace, and they're double the trouble for female leaders, who are expected to balance directness with sensitivity and often are plagued by such views from women as well as men, writes executive coach Dana Theus. Even women's communication styles are judged differently than men's, asserts Theus, who shares a three-part approach women can use to cope and communicate their views.
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Put it into practice: Let go of anger before confronting double standards, because rationality needs to take a back seat to clarity and courage. Be willing to adapt to "certain aspects of the double standard that have value ... and draw the line at what feels inauthentic and ineffective," Theus writes.
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After 20 years in urban education, Camilla Ferebee is now CEO of Ferebee Scholastics and an education leadership coach who believes resilience paves the path through challenges and authenticity underpins everything for a leader. Ferebee, who offers five tips for creating a culture of authenticity, learned a vital lesson early on: "I could not expect me in everyone else. I had to accept that we were all different, and those differences were what was going to make us better."
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View of Mount Fuji from Fujikawaguchiko, Japan. (Philip Fong/Getty Images)
Instead of ticketing tourists for littering, trespassing, dodging traffic and ignoring traffic lights, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan -- known for its remarkable views of Mount Fuji -- is erecting a large black screen right in front of its best viewing site. Fujikawaguchiko isn't the first town to tire of visitors: Venice, Italy, recently enacted a fee for day visitors.
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