Leading a meeting and playing chess are strategically similar

chess & chairing meetings similarities

Would you like to lead a meeting as strategically as Beth Harmon plays chess? Beth Harmon skillfully shows us that chess can be ‘almost sexy’. Mind you, those clothes, with that haircut, and Beth’s unique looks sure helped. Men and women alike adored her. Imagine if these strategies were emulated when you lead a meeting. Is it even possible that ‘leading a […]

Even Santa needs an elevator pitch

how to pitch your business

A jolly “ho ho ho” won’t cut the mustard if you want to ring the bell as Santa. You’ve got to impress the shopping centre bosses with more Santa sass than that. Santas only work around 4 weeks of the year so their pitch has to sparkle straight away. Would your pitch sleigh them in […]

Is it nepotism if a husband and wife serve together on the same committee?

nepotism in meetings

QUESTION – A vacancy occurred on a committee and a man said his wife would be happy to fill it. The committee was in need of new members, so the group was happy to accept her. Is this good for the organisation? ANSWER From a governance perspective, there is technically nothing which disallows a husband […]