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Embracing Complexity

Embracing Complexity

I am reading an interesting book1 about leading in times of crisis and change. While its messages are directed in large part to individual leaders, there are many lessons in it for governing boards. After all, effective boards are leading organizations where change is...
Evidently this is Not Evidence!

Evidently this is Not Evidence!

Earlier on in my consulting career, it was common to come across boards in which directors thought that the Board Chair should be the CEO’s boss. However, when a board uses Policy Governance®, board members should operate in a manner that recognizes the board as a...
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...
Maintaining Policy Governance® Muscles

Maintaining Policy Governance® Muscles

My colleague, Ted Hull, wrote a blog a couple of years ago , about how boards can ensure the gains experienced through Policy Governance are not lost. However, because I think it’s impossible to overemphasize the importance of being intentional about sustaining...

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