Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Leadership Energy of a Board Chair

I have commented on other occasions about the role of a good board chair. I have worked with two different boards over the last few months that had to face incredibly complex matters with many layers of political and psychological … Continue reading

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How Boards Verify Reports are Credible

One of the tried and true euphemisms of nonprofit board work is that boards should monitor performance against agreed upon targets or expectations. I have probably said that several hundred times in workshops over the years. Yes, boards that are … Continue reading

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Letting Go

I was recently working with a board. The board and executive wrestled with some very difficult matters over this past year. Sometimes there was great alignment. Other times there was some tension between senior leadership and the board. The board … Continue reading

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