BOSTON, Jan. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Boards of directors trying to recruit members who understand the governance role now have a new tool for their succession plan, the Board EXCELerator: Candidate Edition. “Candidates for election or appointment to a board of directors need to know what the governing job entails before they join the board,” explains Brown Continue reading →
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Now … is no time to shrink from the challenge of effective governance. Boards, especially duly constituted public boards, are literally under attack. At school board meetings, for example, elected board members have come under vicious verbal and even physical assault from activists over mask and vaccine mandates, as well as other issues of the day.
Good governance is not an impenetrable shield against externally driven illegal, boorish, or nefarious acts, but it very well might help boards keep their hands steady on the wheel as they make their way through rough and stormy waters.
When times are tough enough already, board governance should not be made any more complicated or difficult than it already is. Board members need to be engaged and effective; not burnt out or running for the hills. With increasing threats to democracy, the need for wise and skillful board members to hold steady the wheels of public, private, and nonprofit institutions is greater now than ever before.
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
For more detail on these steps, get a free copy of our Quick Guide to Strategic Planning, Policy Governance-style, and contact us about our online board education program, the Board EXCELerator.
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 →