SOCIAL STYLE Tip of the Day: Effectively Starting a Meeting with the Driving Style Person

First, do not schedule a meeting unless it is necessary. These people don’t like to waste their time. When you do have to meet, plan ahead to use your time efficiently and effectively. Have a clear agenda and focus on the goals or outcomes. Be brief and clear about your opinions, and expect that the person will freely express his or her own viewpoints. If possible, try to make decisions quickly and end the meeting on time.