How can an ineffective leader become an effective chairperson? Why do some leaders make leading a meeting look so easy? What does someone need to know to lead a good meeting?
Unlike the ineffective chairperson who mumbles or shouts, plays favourites, is easily sidetracked and shows a general inability to deal with controversy, the effective chairperson practises the following:
- Speaks clearly and calmly.
- Remains objective, focused and courteous despite controversy.
- Insists on mutual respect among participants.
- Knows and practises parliamentary procedure.
- Accommodates spirited debate.
- Creates fair voting procedures.
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