How to get yourself invited to important meetings

How to get yourself invited to important meetings

Nina A. Bowman

Have you ever felt the sting of being left out of a meeting you believed you should have been invited to? It seems counterintuitive since most of us try to avoid meetings whenever possible. But when an invitation snub sends misleading signals to your team or keeps you out of an important discussion, you may need to take steps to understand why you don’t have a seat at the table, suggest executive coach Nina A. Bowman. In this Harvard Business Review article, she shares tips for professionals to assess their own value and showcase why they should be invited to important meetings. She also provides all too common scenarios, like the peer who intentionally excludes others, and specific tactics for handling each. 

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