We all come out of meetings with the best of intentions. We’ve addressed whatever it is that we needed to address while in the meeting, and we’ve come up with solutions or tasks for each issue on our meeting list. It seems sorted out, we’re hitting the ground running, and then life gets in the way. Other meetings on different tasks are taking up space in our brain, new obligations are yanking at our attention, and more pertinent information needs addressing in the meantime. The important tasks that we had leaving that first meeting get pushed on the back burner and somehow they fizzle out all together. So, how do we prevent this? Well, there are some necessary steps to take during and after every meeting to ensure that that doesn’t happen.