A leader should beware of the need to conduct a “make-or-break” meeting; this is particularly true of internal meetings. Indeed, the fact that the leader needs a remarkable meeting is sometimes an indication that the regular cadence and quality of meetings is not right. Companies are healthier when their meetings are constructive. Productivity is the norm; pep rallies are unnecessary, and emergency meetings are few. Don’t try to build the whole edifice in a single meeting; a meeting is a building block and we achieve the edifice one block at a time.