Read this article:
Hire Smart or Fire Dumb
... and this book:
Say It In Six
"Mr. Hoff make's the point that most meetings are a waste of time and they are a waste because people don't come to the point. "
"If you can get your point across, clearly and forcefully, succinctly then you should. The amount of time wasted in excessive verbiage is staggering. "
Or to be more blunt: Stop bringing in retards and learn when to STFU!
Proper management skills at meetings.