Agenda timing – good idea or not?

Agenda timing – good idea or not?

Agenda timing - good idea or not? When setting an agenda, you may have seen some people like to ‘guess’ how long each item should take. This approach has its detractors; as it is almost impossible to know how a discussion will progress in advance and therefore you...
How to make a meeting shorter

How to make a meeting shorter

How to make a meeting shorter Everyone hates long meetings, right? Well, not everyone, and sometimes a long meeting is necessary in order to make a big decision or discuss a complex topic. That doesn’t excuse the vast majority of meetings though that are needlessly...
How do you deal with late arrivals?

How do you deal with late arrivals?

How do you deal with late arrivals? We don’t mean to turn up late but with so many meetings in the day one inevitably runs over and clashes in to the next one. When you are running your own meeting, you know other people are trying their best to get loads of stuff...
AOB at the start?

AOB at the start?

AOB at the start? Surely AOB comes at the end, right? We don’t think so. An AOB section near the end of a meeting is like a time-bomb waiting to go off. People can save up really important issues for this section. Just when the chair is winding up proceedings so...
Balancing Strategy and Tactics in Board Meetings

Balancing Strategy and Tactics in Board Meetings

Balancing Strategy & Tactics in a Board Meeting When we join other people’s board meetings, there are bound to be a number of things that are different from the way that we like to run them. As we’ve done a few thousand, and we get to try different things and see good...
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