Ten quick ways to improve your board meeting

Try implementing one per month.

When we think about the boards we’re on, we usually think about the board meetings—which says a lot about the importance of having good meetings. Resolve to implement one of the following ideas each month:

  1. Name tags for everyone, every meeting. It’s embarrassing to have seen people at several meetings and wondered what their names are… and later it’s really hard to admit you don’t know their names.
  2. Post an acronym chart. Make a poster of frequently used external and internal acronyms (such as LOS for loan origination system) and post it on the wall of every meeting. (If you distribute the list on paper, it is soon lost.)


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