Category Archives: board governance

The ROI on board service

“Leaders are made, they are not born,” said NFL Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi. So where does one find a good source for leadership development? Association boardrooms are ideal schools for leadership. Most volunteers join a board out of … Continue reading

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How do you handle founder’s syndrome?

Imagine how uncomfortable the board was. The founder of the organization had just asserted that, although the bylaws prescribed term limits, he was not ready to step aside. “I founded the organization, and I’m not sure my passion and principles … Continue reading

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Evaluating the Board’s Performance

  Thanks to MultiView Association Management for supplying this article. by Shawna Strickland and Bob Harris The last item on the board’s agenda read, “Board Evaluation.” The last page in the board packet was a self-evaluation — sort of a … Continue reading

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What Purpose Does This Committee Serve ?

Robert C. Harris Wednesday, December 07, 2016 What purpose does this committee serve? At the first meeting of the committee, one of the members asked the chair, “So what should we do this year?” The chair responded, “We don’t make … Continue reading

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The Dysfunctions Of Many Boards

Special thanks to Connie and Bob for providing this article, regards Terry Connie Hanner and Bob Harris Volunteers are integral to an association or other not-for-profits. Members are asked to contribute time, energy and resources on boards and committees. The … Continue reading

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Potential Tactics For Attracting Older Millennials to Your Association

I was reading an article in the MultiView Association Adviser and thought it was very good and worth repeating …… While there are varying opinions on the age group of a young millennials vs older millennials however this makes the … Continue reading

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Creating Better Solutions Through Conflicting Ideas

Boards are episodic decision-making groups, as opposed to groups that need to construct effective decisions together daily, so their tasks are usually cognitive—setting processes, considering facts, and predicting outcomes. It’s important to remember during the decision-making process that cognitive conflict, … Continue reading

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Four Tips For Strategy Setting That Matters

Boards need to operate at a high level, but airy, general strategies don’t help direct an association. One expert shares some advice for keeping the balance. Keep ’em out of the weeds. That may be the most repeated mantra to … Continue reading

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How’d The Board Meeting Go? Ask the New Board Members……….

HOW’D THE BOARD MEETING GO? ASK THE NEW BOARD MEMBERS. BY MARK ATHITAKIS / JUN 6, 2016(iStock/Thinkstock) Associations strive to prepare volunteer leaders before their first board meeting. But as one CEO learned, a check-in after the meeting can help … Continue reading

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How To Handle Risks at Risky Moments

HOW TO HANDLE RISK AT RISKY MOMENTS BY MARK ATHITAKIS / MAY 23, 2016(iStock/Thinkstock) News of economic weakness shouldn’t unsettle associations—it should prompt them to think more about what’s worth investing in to weather the storm. When economic times are … Continue reading

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