The S.A.D. Governance Model has three rules: SELF-INTEREST: Don’t be accountable to anyone. When you join a board or governing body of any type, make it clear that you are there purely for your own interest, and not to be accountable to anyone else, especially not to legal/moral owners, citizens, members, shareholders, etc. AVOID ROLES Continue reading →
See also: Policy Governance Walk-Through: How to Write a Monitoring Report
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If your board is using Policy Governance principles, use this short video to explain to others the “why” of Policy Governance. Both this video and this set of Key Messages for Policy Governance Boards are designed to help your board communicate with the ownership and attract new people to your board and organization. To learn Continue reading →
Does your board struggle with communicating effectively as a group? We can help with that. Check out this Key Messages document. Your board is in the communications business. To effectively lead organizations, boards have to listen to the people they serve. They need to know what questions to ask, and how to reach people willing Continue reading →
Looking for board education topics or ideas? Check out this video featuring John Carver being interviewed by Larry Spears about Servant Leadership and its connections with Policy Governance. Questions explored in this interview revolve around the board’s role in providing foresight, overcoming weaknesses, and the importance of the board’s investment in listening. One way for Continue reading →
I’ve seen and heard about boards of directors that, when faced with adversity, veered away from rather than towards the system they had in place — Policy Governance — to address the problem. I’m reminded of the scene at the end of the Wizard of Oz when Glinda, the Good Witch, tells Dorothy that she Continue reading →