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How Does a Policy Governance Board Evaluate its CEO?

How Does a Policy Governance Board Evaluate its CEO?

One of the most common questions I’m asked is “How does a Policy Governance® board evaluate its CEO?” Let me suggest that if your board is asking this question, it is asking the wrong one. If you hired someone to build a fence, you wouldn’t (or shouldn’t) evaluate the...
SO YOU’RE A POLICY GOVERNANCE CYNIC

SO YOU’RE A POLICY GOVERNANCE CYNIC

I was in my rookie year of consulting to boards in the area of Policy Governance®. I knew the model well enough to present it with clarity and accuracy. What I had not faced were the objections to the model.  “So tell me how this model is better than any other...
The Board and Tone at the Top

The Board and Tone at the Top

Tone at the top is about an ethical culture where all employees feel responsible for doing the right thing.  Since the board is at the top of the organization, what’s the board’s role in ensuring ethical culture?  One of the best definitions of culture I’ve...
The Danger of an Executive Committee

The Danger of an Executive Committee

It’s been around since time immemorial and every board has one. It’s the executive committee. This sacrosanct group is usually made up of the officers of the board; typically the chair, vice-chair, secretary and treasurer. Its daunting mandate can include making...
Policy Governance® has No Grandchildren

Policy Governance® has No Grandchildren

Recently I became involved in a conversation with the CEO of an organization of which I am one of the board members. The CEO has also served on other Policy Governance® boards. In the course of conversation he was asked why he thinks Policy Governance loses traction...

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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