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Jul02

Delivering Genuine Leadership

Published in Board Development, Board Evaluation, Board Responsibilities, Board/Executive Director Relationship, Boards and Teamwork, Independent Schools, News, Nonprofit CEOs, Nonprofit Leadership, Nonprofit organizations, School Leadership

Lessons in Leadership . . . What Does Genuine Leadership Look Like? This is the question everyone wants answered and the question for which everyone has an answer. In my book, Super Boards, I describe how a definition of leadership reflects my philosophy: Supportive – Encouraging – Inspiring. When I think of genuine leaders, it […]

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Apr23

Four Proven Ways to Deal with the “Problem” Board Member

Published in About Me, Board Chair Responsibilities, Board Development, Board Evaluation, Board Responsibilities, Board/Executive Director Relationship, Boards and Fundraising, Boards and Teamwork, Committee on Trustees, Education, Faith-based Schools, Governance Issues, Head of School/Board Relationship, Heads of Schools, Independent School Governance, Independent Schools, News, Nonprofit Board of Trustees, Nonprofit CEOs, Nonprofit Governance, Nonprofit organizations, Super Boards, The Board Game, Uncategorized

From Challenge to Opportunity – Four Proven Ways to Deal with the “Problem” Board Member “The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.” – Theodore Roosevelt “The challenge of leadership is to create and maintain trust.” – Warren Bennis It never fails! Every time I […]

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Mar24

The Parking Lot Board Meeting – Four Reasons Why This Is Not A Great Idea!

Published in About Me, Board Chair Responsibilities, Board Development, Board Evaluation, Board Responsibilities, Board/Executive Director Relationship, Boards and Fundraising, Boards and Teamwork, Committee on Trustees, Education, Faith-based Schools, Governance Issues, Heads of Schools, Independent School Governance, Independent Schools, News, Nonprofit Board of Trustees, Nonprofit CEOs, Nonprofit Governance, Nonprofit organizations, Super Boards, The Board Game, Uncategorized

The Parking Lot Board Meeting – Four reasons Why They Are Not a Great Idea!  “People are secretive when they have secrets.”  – Deb Caletti “When one with honeyed words but evil mind persuades the mob, great woes befall the state.” – Euripides One of the many concerns of almost every head of school and […]

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Nov29

The Fun Never Stops and the Tension Never Ends

Published in About Me, Board Chair Responsibilities, Board Development, Board Evaluation, Board Responsibilities, Board/Executive Director Relationship, Boards and Fundraising, Boards and Teamwork, Committee on Trustees, Education, Faith-based Schools, Governance Issues, Heads of Schools, Independent Schools, News, Nonprofit Board of Trustees, Nonprofit CEOs, Nonprofit Governance, Nonprofit organizations, Super Boards, The Board Game, Uncategorized

The Fun Never Stops and the Tension Never Ends “Keep the smile, leave the tension, feel the joy, forget the worry, hold the peace, leave the pain, always be happy.”  – Unknown It may seem on the surface that the title of this blog represents two opposing perspectives. While perhaps idealistic, the quotation would resonate […]

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Oct12

Board Development Issue Number 1 on our Top 10

Published in About Me, Board Chair Responsibilities, Board Development, Board Evaluation, Board Responsibilities, Board/Executive Director Relationship, Boards and Fundraising, Boards and Teamwork, Committee on Trustees, Education, Faith-based Schools, Governance Issues, Heads of Schools, Independent Schools, News, Nonprofit Board of Trustees, Nonprofit CEOs, Nonprofit Governance, Nonprofit organizations, The Board Game, Uncategorized

The Top Ten Board Development Issues That Impact Your Organization Number One Partnership Trumps Hierarchy Every Time   “We have committed the Golden Rule to memory. We must now commit it to life.”  –        Edwin Markham “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational […]

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