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Apr23

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

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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!

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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

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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

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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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Sep23

Board Development Issue Number 2 on our Top 10

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The Top Ten Board Development Issues That Impact Your Organization Number Two The CEO and the Board Chair Must Connect!    “The best leader is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”             — […]

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Sep04

Board Development Issue Number 3 on our Top 10

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The Top 10 Board Development Issues That Impact Your Organization Number Three Board Evaluation is Key to Organizational Success “True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.” — Sir Winston Churchill “The past is prologue.” — From The Tempest by William Shakespeare Evaluation is the key to understanding where […]

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Aug15

Board Development Issue Number 4 on our Top 10

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The Top Ten Board Development Issues That Impact Your Organization Number Four The Board Has One Employee “A basic tenet of governance is that the board hires the CEO who in turn hires all other staff.”             — Jonathan Schick (author of “The Nonprofit Secret”) Almost everyone in the nonprofit world – staff, board, and […]

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