It’s tough facing a new boardroom full of members set in their ways. But a little knowledge about psychology, physiology, character and chemistry can go a long way to making your presence felt.
Anyone who watches The Apprentice knows that the drama always culminates in the hallowed environment of Lord Sugar’s "boardroom". This is where the games are played; careers are made or ruined; conniving tactics are employed; reputations are rubbished; and the weakest are “fired”. It’s a hothouse environment that tests even the most able. It’s a time when your professional impact is vital.
Nowadays, many people find themselves walking into the boardroom, including new non-executives. It can be a daunting experience. Let’s face it, walking into any meeting of an existing team can be inhibiting. It’s not your métier. Th
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