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Monitoring Financial Condition

Monitoring Financial Condition

It’s not unusual for boards which have not previously worked with the Policy Governance® model to respond very positively when it is explained to them and to express enthusiasm for implementing the model. However, it’s also not unusual for boards new to the model to...
Monitoring as Measurement

Monitoring as Measurement

I’ve had occasion in recent times to observe a number of boards undertaking monitoring activities.  A couple of takeaways have stuck in my mind as a result of these experiences, one of which I’ll describe below and the other I’ll describe in a subsequent blog....
Who Makes A Good Board Member?

Who Makes A Good Board Member?

I’m often asked what qualities distinguish a good board member from a not-so-good member, so that boards can try to recruit the former.  In my opinion, there are three qualities.  The first is a comprehensive understanding of the Policy Governance®...
When the Wheels Fall Off a Meeting

When the Wheels Fall Off a Meeting

In my New Zealand-based governance consulting work, I’m privileged to work with a number of Māori tribal governance bodies.  These are organisations which have been created (often by Act of Parliament) to govern the affairs of an iwi (or...
Authority and Accountability

Authority and Accountability

One of the features of the Policy Governance® system is its focus on accountability.  In my experience, this feature sometimes provokes a negative reaction from observers who are not completely familiar with the system.  I think this...
The ‘Minister’ Question

The ‘Minister’ Question

One of the most powerful features of the Policy Governance® system is its relentless focus on effectiveness.  I have a favourite question I like to ask the boards of the Māori organisations I work with, early in our relationship.  (Māori are the indigenous...

Virtual Workshops for Individuals

Assessing Monitoring Reports

Course Orientation February 28 with live sessions March 13 and March 27

Introduction to Policy Governance®

Course Orientation March 6 with live sessions March 20 and April 10

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