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I started declining small meetings that don't meet this bar. First, I'll reply with, "what's your agenda." If I get a flippant answer, I decline. It pisses my boss off, but it's extremely effective.

Flippant answer: "I'd like to talk to you about [product / project / job title]"

I would like to do something like that, but I don't feel like I could get away with it.

I'd get a follow up email with something like "You have to come. It's your job."

How do people pull off stuff like this?

You could try reversing that and asking them to set an agenda before you a accept the meeting. Keep asking specific questions if needed. If they won't answer, you can pull the "it's your job" card on them.

I make no warranty on this method however, just a thought.

Just ignore the meeting.

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