A Board Leadership Challenge – How to Arrive at a Consensus

Consensus is a collaborative process. Decisions are made based on overwhelming agreement of a group and consensus is reached when everyone supports the decision or at least can live with

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Board Full Disclosure Please

Disclose everything expected of directors. Recently I heard a board chair remind directors they are expected to contribute $12,000 to association’s foundation. Some of the directors looked at each other

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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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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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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

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