63. Engage

To get the most out of your meetings, it is important to be engaged.  This involves more than active listening. It requires active and thoughtful participation in the discussion.  It means pulling in ideas that you may have to share, volunteering information or generating new ways to approach a problem.  It may also mean challenging other ideas and pressure testing the current thinking. It can involve asking questions to improve and clarify your understanding. There are many ways to participate but it does mean you need to lean in and engage.  By engaging you can help the meetings make progress and solidify yourself as a key ingredient in the progress.


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