1. 360-degree views are too big for a board meeting. Focus on this 30-degree view:
- What's going right?
- What's going wrong?
- What do you want the board to do?
- If it's bad news, call everyone in advance to inform them 1:1 and let them vent/cool down privately.
- If it's a new idea or change in company direction, get a discussion going in advance so that you don't have to do a hard sell during the meeting.
- Don't ever assume that the board has read the 60-page document that you emailed them the night before.
For more information, just head over to Kawasaki's original post. Thanks to Josh for the link!