The gift of time is one of the greatest gifts you can bestow on a busy professional. One deadly mistake as a leader is to bore your staff to death with meetings; everyone is just as busy as you are. A main rule, if possible is to provide information that could be delivered in a memo rather than holding court just for the sake of holding a meeting. So the next time you are in a leadership meeting, look around the room. If everyone looks as if they have just lost the will to live, consider hosting your next meeting in a memo.