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Hold Successful Meetings

Caterina Kostoula

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Hold Successful Meetings, by executive coach and former Google leader Caterina Kostula, is the go-to guide on how to lead efficient and purposeful meetings in the workplace.


Hold Successful Meetings

Hold Successful Meetings

by Caterina Kostoula


Everyone has sat through a two-hour meeting thinking how it could have been sorted in a five-minute email discussion. These meetings tend to be monotone and mundane, aimlessly drawing out what could've been summarized in ten minutes.

Author and founder of Leaderpath, a leadership coaching program, Caterina Kostoula aims to teach readers how meetings can be utilized to their fullest potential. Hold Successful Meetings was published in 2021 within the Penguin Business Experts series. Through the 4D Framework, Kostoula presents real-life action items to implement into workplace meetings to better facilitate team conversations and project objectives.

By outlining your desired goals and immediate action items, your meetings can be more effectively led with stronger engagement.

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As a leader, your job is to guide a group towards a common goal. Bringing people together in real time to achieve a common goal – aka having a meeting – is arguably one of the most powerful tools in your leadership arsenal.

- Caterina Kostoula

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