Greeted with great enthusiasm when it was first published, Patrick Dunne's practical guide continues to provide valuable, step-by-step advice on every aspect of running board meetings. Witty and succinct, it is packed with useful tips and techniques to help anyone ensure they are well prepared and that every board meeting runs smoothly. Topics covered include: seating, the agenda, the role of the chairman, presentations to the board, dealing with disharmony, the minutes and the follow-up procedure. There's also advice on how to deal with those troublesome types such as the 'silent seether', the 'young pretender', and the 'dead hand'. Lively and easy to read, this fully revised and updated new edition is essential reading for anyone who has to run or attend a board meeting.