Ebook – Managing Difficult People Using Robert’s Rules



Managing meetings has become more challenging in our current social climate. You can manage difficult people at your meetings using Robert’s Rules. These short and interesting articles expand on our book Mastering Council Meetings: A Guidebook for Elected Officials and Local Governments. They will give you the tools and you will run fair and effective meetings, even when people disagree.


If you have difficult people or a difficult chair in your organization, get this book! Robert’s Rules of Order provides a structure that allows you to manage difficult people at your meetings.  You will obtain principles  and tools that are easy to grasp, and that have the power to transform your meetings. We are the only source for this unique information. The short and interesting articles are the product of 15 years of answering tough real-life questions posed to Jurassic Parliament.


Can you kick a member out of a membership meeting?
Cheat Sheet: Language tips for meeting management
Criticizing a board decision in public
Dealing with difficult members
Do you have a bully on board?
Follow four fundamental guidelines for successful meetings
Getting your board to buy in to Robert’s Rules
How to be objective about subjective comments
Inappropriate Remarks on Local Government Councils
Inappropriate Remarks on Nonprofit Boards
Keep the chair in line using appeal
Lost the vote? Don’t sabotage the council’s action
Point of Order and Appeal are the heart of democracy
Removing the chair during a meeting
Rights and Responsibilities of the Member
Sample Discussion Guidelines for Local Governments
Sample Discussion Guidelines for Nonprofit Boards
Sanctioning rogue board members
Small board rules are different
Suspend the rules with extreme caution
The board booted me out – but can they?
The chair is not in charge of your meeting
Time limits create productive meetings
What are the duties of the chair?
What are the rights of ordinary members at nonprofit board meetings?
When does the chair discuss and vote?
When the chair is a bully or out of line

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