December 2009

Reducing Boardroom Conflicts

Board Secretary: We have intense discussions at Board meetings. And we waste time engaging in debates. As a Board Secretary, what can I do to make the boards function more effectively? And that my secretarial team becomes efficient and effective?

Leadershipcorp: The intense discussions are good, provided the discussions are directed to ISSUES, and not to individuals. Some basic conditions for an effective board are Maturity and SKEs.

Board Secretary: I understand maturity as ability to discuss without getting into personal fights. Is that right?