Problems with Data in Board and Committee Papers

Introduction There’s little doubt that Board and Committee papers have improved over recent years, but familiar challenges remain  – too lengthy and you are swamped in information; too brief and you have to read between the lines to see what’s not there. And...

Top Three Mistakes Underperforming PR Boards Make

Reflecting on my work advising PR businesses on growth and profitability, and on the firms I have been part of and have run, it strikes me that firms in need of improvement tend to have the same three major problems crop up at Board level, time and again. The number...

Are you a “pen-down” person?

Ever heard the expression “a pen-down person”?  It’s one of the quickest ways to find yourself written off , in a meeting. It refers to the observation that, whilst some people in meetings are busy taking notes and contributing, others put their pen down (or stop...

Using PowerPoint in Board Documents

Many organisations do not allow the use of PowerPoint in Board documents. But if you follow these 4 golden rules, you can make PowerPoint an effective Board document tool.