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Your Collective Board. . . Isn’t

A Board is a collection of individuals.  The important word here is “individuals.”  Not “collection.”  Each member of a Board brings her own passion, interests, abilities, capacities, and shortcomings to the group. Boards work and are generous, not because administrators engage the collective group, but rather because administrators first engage each peculiar, individual member in […]


Allowing Your Board to Lead

Who do you attract to your Board? “The heavy hitters,” I heard recently when I asked this question.  “These are people of influence and affluence.”    Great!  To our Boards we attract leaders from business, the clergy, political players, and other people of social and financial importance. And then, if we aren’t careful, we take […]