The worst thing any leader could do is miss opportunities for learning. Being among more seasoned leaders in a series of meetings this week taught me a lot. Meetings are only worth what they produce.
Justification for spending time and other valuable resources for meetings is when meetings help move you closer to goals and vision. One of the ways of identifying ineffectiveness of meetings is how often items keep recurring with little or no progress.
The results of every meeting you attend must be measurable. While the results are important in evaluating the meeting this should not be the only lens through which meetings are evaluated.