Thursday, July 16, 2009
Insights and Opinions: Top 10 Board Meetings Do's And Don'ts For CEOs
This morning's Insights & Opinions piece comes from Jim Armstrong, Managing Director at Clearstone Venture Partners. Jim is very active helping Southern California's aspiring entrepreneurs, and has been instrumental in helping to promote the technology industry here. Jim has been giving helpful advice to CEOs recently on his blog, and we're sharing his recent top ten list of board meetings do's and don'ts for CEO.
Here are my TOP 10 BOARD MEETING DOS AND DONTS FOR CEOS......
1. Set the TONE. The CEO should have some sort of executive report up front that sets the table for what they want to accomplish in the meeting. Be it, "green, yellow, red" or "top issues" -- you want to help the board help you. This includes managing the agenda or "board deck" carefully to best use the time to help the business -- boards will talk and discuss whatever is put in front of them.
2. Try to reach out to all board members prior to the meeting (or ask them to always reach out to you) so their concerns, if any, are addressed.
3. On key metrics, send (continued).
Read Jim's full top ten list in our Insights and Opinions section.