Last week, I was in a meeting in which one of the participants was particularly terse toward me. After the meeting, I learned from another participant that it was probably because I hadn’t responded to an email he had written earlier that week that ended with a plea to “respond today so I can sleep tonight.” The problem was that I had never seen the email. It turns out, it was written as a response to a meeting invite. My settings for meeting invites is that I get an email notification each time someone accepts or declines the meeting….

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