When was the last time you had a measurable goal for a meeting? I don't mean a meeting to determine goals for a project, but a meeting that had a success factor – a way to determine if the meeting achieved anything or not. Chances are, you've been to plenty of meetings that seemed to meander through multiple topics and never really resolved anything (or, even more typically, raised more questions than they answered). This post by Geoffrey James provides 9 tips to make meetings more focused and more successful. Tips include a focused agenda, making meetings no longer than an hour, and no formal presentations. Follow just a few of these tips and you'll see minutes drop off from your meetings while productivity skyrockets.