muraPOI: August 5, 2014

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So, it’s been awhile. Because of time pressures, I find I’m tweeting more than excerpting and highlighting blog posts and web pages. But this time, I find that I want to share more.

  • How to Fix a Broken Board: Javier Soltero highlights an important point, one that I think is relevant to meetings I’ve been having with senior managers recently. Go into a meeting with a big issue to discuss, and not just do an update.

    “What you should do is for every board meeting, have a question or some big issue in mind that is going to be the central topic of that board meeting and have that issue be something that is not an immediate issue. You don’t have the topic be the VP of marketing search. No that’s shit you’ve got to do.

    The topic is something bigger, something that is a few steps ahead of from where you are today that is going to help you as a management team be more disciplined, to anticipate the things that you’re going to have to do as you grow.”

    Plus, they have a great UI for watching the talk and reading the transcript.
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    Screenshot of talk video and transcript

    How to Fix a Broken Board

    (Via Quibb, August 5, 2014)