Has one of your board members invited an elephant to sit in on your board meetings? Why is no one talking about the large mammal taking up all of your conference room space? In order to have an effective meeting, it’s important to address the elephant in the room.
Make sure you are putting all of your issues on the table, avoiding passive conversations and, if need be, offer the tools to improve your group dynamic. After all, a productive board meeting means productivity for your nonprofit.
Before you start your meeting, try setting ground rules and maintain a comfortable, transparent environment where every board member feels like they are able to safely come out and talk about the large land animals present.
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