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  • Build your forward calendar around your priorities — these items should be addressed first and be immovable.
  • Once you’ve got a draft forward calendar, be ruthless in answering three questions:
    1. Are we covering everything we need to?
    2. Do our discussions support the organisation in achieving its goals?
    3. Is there anything in our forward calendar that doesn’t need to be there?
  • Treat your forward calendar as a live document. After each meeting, ask yourself if your priorities are still relevant or if anything needs to change.

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