I find myself in violent agreement with this post from Mark Suster. A good board meeting is high-level, strategically focused, fully attended and starts and finishes on time.
So many meetings are treated as management reporting rather than key strategic issue discussions. These tend to be poor meetings with limited benefit for the company.
So, as a founder, think about how to get the most from your board. Don't see them as a cost and start to think about how you can profit from them.
The CEOs and founders that get the most out of me are the ones that ask most directly for what they want. It is obvious when you say it but nonetheless important to bear in mind.
The best run meetings are the ones that happen before the meeting.