Coming November 2017


Bad Meetings Waste Time.

Bad meetings waste time. They often feel like a distraction from real work and are typically the result of poor planning, poor execution, or both. Thankfully, two women have dedicated their careers to improving meetings and have written this book to enable you to implement practices that will make meetings propel your work forward.

Mamie Kanfer Stewart and Tai Tsao are colleagues at Meeteor, a company focused on making meetings more productive and meaningful. In Momentum, they combine their years of experience to provide a blueprint for success, including actionable tips you can immediately implement with your team. You’ll discover:

  • How poor meeting practices are sabotaging your success
  • Alternatives to holding a meeting

  • How to design and prepare for a productive meeting

  • How to keep the conversation on track

  • How to take effective notes and manage follow-up actions

  • How to implement meeting best practices with your team

  • And more

It’s time to put an end to wasteful, energy-draining meetings. Momentum offers a way to make meetings more engaging, fruitful, and enjoyable for everyone on your team.

Praise For Momentum.

“No more excuses. Stewart and Tsao have provided a guide to fixing the most common and persistent problems with meetings. The next time you’re sitting there feeling like your time is being wasted, throw your copy of Momentum on the table and shout ‘Let’s do something about our meetings. The answers are here; we just have to try them!’ What have you got to lose? Stewart and Tsao have done the hard work of developing the solution to your meeting problems. The rest is up to you.”
— Bill Pasmore, Ph.D., Professor of Practice, Columbia University, Author of Leading Continuous Change
“In Momentum: Creating Effective, Engaging & Enjoyable Meetings, Stewart & Tsao provide a thorough guide showing both experienced and developing leaders the core elements for designing and leading meetings that will be effective and will avoid the “death by meeting” habits we have all learned to hate. A great resource for leaders in every type of organization!”
— Dr. Paul White, Author of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, CEO of Appreciation at Work

Mamie and Tai have taken core tools and approaches that enabled the phenomenal success of GOJO and built on them using the best thinking on effective and efficient collaboration that’s out there today. The result: A concrete how-to manual to break the cycle of unproductive meetings, that can step change any team’s momentum.
— Carey Jaros, Chief Strategy Officer, GOJO Industries
“This book provides some very insightful yet practical advice about meetings that will stimulate more fruitful engagement, build stronger teams and result in a healthier work culture.”
— Estella Boney-Dennis, Deputy Director, Change Management at New York City Transit
Momentum is chalk full of practices that will improve any virtual team’s meetings. Stewart and Tsao address many of the common problems virtual teams experience with their meetings and provide practical advice to solve these challenges and more.
— Yael Zofi, Virtual Teams Expert, Author, A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams, Founder & CEO of AIM Strategies®
“Momentum is the real deal. Mamie and Tai understand the challenge with meetings goes beyond setting an agenda; it’s about the behaviors and mindsets of the people who schedule, lead, and attend them. The authors care deeply about positive interactions and the people behind them and bring their expertise and experience to an important topic for anyone who works with others.”
— Lindsey Caplan, Director of Talent Development
“Most organizations have little to no idea how badly their meetings are being run and the terrific (and unnecessary) costs that brings. This remarkable book shines a light on this issue and treats it with specific, actionable and simple strategies, insights and even technology that can immediately help. A quick, fun and powerful book that everyone should read.”
— Rob Toomey, President at TypeCoach
Every small business owner’s number one issue is they don’t have enough time. Most of their time is spent in meetings and most of those meetings are totally ineffective. This book is such a great resource to business owners to learn how to run better and shorter meetings that create results.
— Carissa Reiniger, Founder & CEO, Silver Lining, Author, Inspiring Entrepreneurs

About the Authors


Mamie Kanfer Stewart learned about organizational culture and management from her family business—GOJO Industries, inventors of PURELLⓇ Hand Sanitizer—before launching Meeteor. Her company builds organizational culture in which people thrive. She holds degrees from New York University Stern School of Business and Kansas City Art Institute.

Tai Tsao is Meeteor’s change management and customer success lead. She has worked with a diverse array of organizations in areas of organization development. Tai is driven to help individuals, teams, and organizations transform the way they work. A native of Taiwan, she holds a master’s degree in social-organizational psychology from Columbia University.