What Do You Do About an Indecisive Board?

Some Boards have a difficult time in making decisions. Certainly some decision making does need to take the appropriate time, with accurate information and healthy debate occurring. There are times

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How to manage: “I just have a question.”

  It sounds so virtuous when a board member says, “I just have a question.” You would expect the query can be answered briefly with a quick return to the

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Strategic Planning: Testing The Trends

A key part of any strategic-planning process is understanding the underlying trends. But how often have you read a prediction, statement or trend, and began to wonder if it were

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Build a Pipeline of Potential Board Members and Leaders   

While there are many methods of doing this, one that is very effective is by creating a ‘emerging leaders’ or ‘rising stars’ group. (One of my clients named their emerging

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Always Glad To Renew My Trademarks !

Always glad to renew my Trademarks for Real Board Solutions and Building Better Boards Thanks to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office 

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Committee Reports Can Sometimes Be A Waste Valuable Time

Committee Reports Can Waste Valuable Time However… Committee reports can use up valuable time at board meetings. Directors sit through a litany of reports and updates and her is one

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False Starts: 13 Ways to Blow Strategic Planning!

False starts: 13 ways to blow strategic planning Written by Robert C. Harris Boards can be resistant to thinking strategically — they often find it easier to focus on short-term

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The Benefits of Transparency in the Boardroom

Transparency is a word that gets bounced around a lot in boardrooms these days, so it’s not surprising that many high-functioning organizations have adopted a transparent and accountable approach to

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Governance with a Focus

The best associations are the ones that are focused on their mission and driven to set and achieve goals. Directors have a clear intention for what they want to achieve.

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Is it Time to Re-Structure Your Governance?

For a variety of reasons, a growing number of associations are restructuring governance to increase their efficiency. Some association executives and volunteers take the plunge once they realize things aren’t

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