Meetings have gotten a bad rap. While they should be a positive thing, a time for bringing the team together to brainstorm, collaborate on a project, or share knowledge, more and more of them have become time-sucking necessary evils.

It's time to change that. This week, we've gathered some of the best resources from around the web on how to run meetings the right way, from how to decide whether you need to have a meeting at all to how to run your sessions in efficient and engaging ways. Before you know it, you'll be looking forward to your meetings every week!

  • Try one of these simple ideas to help you and your team stop meeting and start working(Time Management Ninja)
  • Learn how to cure the dysfunctional side of your meetings(HBR)
  • Use these ideas to keep your meetings from being downright boring(Pando Daily)
  • Could how you end your meetings be the biggest key to how effective they are? (Inc.)
  • The words you use could also affect how well your meetings go(POPSUGAR)
  • Learn how to run your meetings like Apple or Google(99U)
  • Or, use tips from some of the world's most productive people to make your meetings better. (Fast Company)
  • Try one of these meeting minute services to keep you and your team on track. (Lifehacker)
  • Want more? Check out some of our great articles on leading better meetings!

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