More than a decade on Wall Street and multiple years as a tech executive have taught Christa Quarles a key skill — how to get things done efficiently.
Quarles is the CEO of OpenTable, an online restaurant reservation company that seats more than 20 million diners each month. The company, owned by the Priceline Group, has generated $45 billion spent at restaurants over the past two decades.
Quarles described how the environment at one of her previous employers was very roundabout and indirect, which killed productivity.
"People were not always super direct," Quarles told CNBC. "You had these meetings where nobody was really saying what the meeting was about, or there was a meeting before the meeting so there were no surprises in the meetings."
Quarles shared four key steps to having an insanely productive meeting.