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How to Behave in a Meeting

How to Behave in a Meeting

How To Behave in a Meeting This might seem to be an odd topic. After all, most people in meetings are pretty experienced and have probably been to more meetings than they care to remember. So why raise it? Well, we are not saying that our clients misbehave, but we...
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...
How to Effectively Chase Up Meeting Actions

How to Effectively Chase Up Meeting Actions

How to effectively chase up meeting actions If you look back at old meeting minutes and wonder why some of the actions you agreed back then still haven’t been completed, then there are probably a couple of likely causes; the first is how well the action was documented...
Meetings and Mental Health

Meetings and Mental Health

Meetings and Mental Health Are you one of the many people who find meetings, or certain meetings, stressful? On World Mental Health Day, we’re encouraged to consider the mental health of those around us. The Health and Safety Executive tells us that one in four of us...