The power lunch (or breakfast, these days) can do a lot more for you than simply add to your caloric intake. It can take you and your dining partners away from office interruptions for a few hours of undisturbed business--on neutral ground. It can also be a way to remove workplace barriers and enjoy a more social atmosphere.
Whatever the intent, it's an opportunity to accomplish more than just business. That's why it's so important to make a practice of using your breakfast or lunch hours productively.
Leann Anderson is the owner of Anderson Business Resources, a Greeley, Colorado, company specializing in customer service, marketing and business etiquette. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org