Saturday, May 14, 2016

Board (or Bored) Minutes

I doubt if the minutes of yesterday's board meeting will include:

  1. Specific identification of when board members began to beat a topic to death.
  2. A detailed list of the asides and rambling that consumed at least 20% of the meeting.
  3. Disclosure of important information that was not mentioned.
  4. A designation of which topics are rabbit holes.
  5. The number of times board members fantasized or took mental trips to Tahiti.


At 9:02 AM, Blogger Daniel Richwine said...

Nothing has ever commanded my respect more than someone's ability to run a good meeting. I'll never forget the first time I participated in a well run one. A VP named Keith kept things running, on topic, and when a tangent threatened to take over the meeting he calmly scheduled a side meeting to flesh it out without occupying the rest of the group.

I didn't even know such a thing was possible. I've tried to emulate his style ever since.

At 1:58 PM, Blogger Michael Wade said...


A well-run meeting is a thing of beauty.



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