Rands on how to make meetings suck less

Meet with your reports.  Every week at the same time (no matter what – do not move these or reschedule them) and for at least 30 minutes each (book 45 minutes so you have room if it runs over).

Oftentimes, the first reaction to this is “Wait, I have 20 people.  You’re suggesting I’m going to spend 10 hours a week managing having these meetings with folks?”  Lopp has two responses: (1) yes; (2) you shouldn’t have 20 direct reports.