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Do we really need boards? (Part 3)

I have been reminded again and again why even boards, human though they may be, are so important. A third simple story I am familiar with a board that is cross-wise with its CEO. All are competent. All are good … Continue reading

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Strategic Work

I have been working with several different nonprofit boards in the last few weeks. In each case I was involved to facilitate strategic work. Usually, the focus of strategic work is content – – what should we do and why? … Continue reading

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Technology and the Boardroom

I want to blog or blather a little with you about the challenge of introducing technology more fully into the boardroom. Let me say that I have not yet seen it working perfectly. Most boards are experimenting. We are experimenting … Continue reading

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Rituals – When the Seemingly Meaningless is Full of Meaning

I have been reading and writing in a delightful setting in southern France. Levieux Couvent is a former convent. Across the driveway stands the old church. The church bell rings on the hour and of course there is a toll … Continue reading

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The Donkey Can be Pretty Wise

One of my recent posts was about a donkey—a wise donkey. I suppose we could explore a variety of plays on the donkey idea and governance. I will stretch it only once more. Some donkeys or perhaps it’s mules are … Continue reading

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Do We Really Care—-for Each Other?

I recently heard someone say that when we carry a wound, and we all carry a wound, the only real way ahead is when someone gracefully walks with us. Whoever said that was not speaking to the issue of board … Continue reading

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Corporate identity

Balmer and Greyser in a recent publication note that organizations have five different “identities”. What could that possibly mean? These identities are the communicated identity, ideal identity, founders’ identity, aspired to, and actual identity, These each have distinctive meanings. However, … Continue reading

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