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Boards In The Future

Boards In The Future

What will board composition be like in the future?  When thinking about future board members there is a danger in assuming everyone in a demographic grouping is alike.  However, there are some basic similarities that reflect the characteristics of different...
The Powerful Nature of Conversation

The Powerful Nature of Conversation

While I was working on my doctoral degree in Organization Development, one professor emphasized the powerful nature of conversation in an organization. She pointed out repeatedly the many ways language creates change and in the process of conversation, change emerged....
All For One and One For All

All For One and One For All

Feeling confident about your role as a board member and your ability to make a difference may depend upon how board members function as a team.  The board of directors is the group of people entrusted with and accountable for the leadership and governance of an...
Effective Board Meetings

Effective Board Meetings

We live in a society of meetings. In the United States alone, there are more than 11 million meetings a day! If you are a board of directors, you are ultimately responsible for the success or failure of your organization.  Most boards are mandated to meet at...
The End.

The End.

It all starts with the End.  Ends policies signify the impact the organization seeks to have on the outside world. In Policy Governance®, the global Ends statement must have three components: the impact, difference, change, benefit or outcome in or for people...
What’s The Plan?

What’s The Plan?

We’ve all been asked, “What’s the plan?” At home, at work, with friends and family everyone asks about the plan. Who is making the plan and who is in charge of the plan? Plans can be short or long depending upon their purpose. If I plan to make dinner tonight, I need...

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