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March Hare, Mad Hatter or the Duchess?

March Hare, Mad Hatter or the Duchess?

When recently re-reading some excerpts from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, it struck me that they are scarily similar to some board policies I’ve seen in my experience.  Perhaps as boards we can take some lessons from Alice’s adventure about...
7 Tips for Creating Board Committees

7 Tips for Creating Board Committees

Should a board have committees?  It depends. How many committees should a board have? It depends. It depends on whether the committees will interfere with the accountability of the CEO. It depends on whether those committees will help the board or hinder the...
Is Your Board on ‘Cruise Control’?

Is Your Board on ‘Cruise Control’?

A number of years ago, a family member was in the hospital, and I set out in my car to visit her.  But I was preoccupied with a work-related matter, and before I realized it, I arrived, not at the hospital, but at the office!  My reflex brain had put me into...
Change or Growth?

Change or Growth?

Every now and then, I run into a board that has been using Policy Governance®, often for some time, and decides it wants a “change” – just to try something different.  Almost always, this desire is precipitated by a significant turnover in board members, and a...
We’ve Always Done it This Way…

We’ve Always Done it This Way…

As I cleared away the remainder of our Easter ham this week, I was reminded of an old story.  “Mom, why do you always cut the end off the ham before cooking it?” asked the youngster. “Well, that’s the way my mother always did it.”  “But why did she do it...

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