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Jun15

Board Development Issue Number 7 on our Top 10

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The Top Ten Board Development Issues That Impact Your Organization Number Seven “An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.” Napoleon Before I reveal number seven on our list of the Top Ten Board Development Issues That Impact Your Organization, let’s review the previous three: 10. A positive […]

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Jun11

YouTube Interview with Scott Barron

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Recently I had an opportunity to visit with Scott Barron, former School Head and founder of School Growth, about my book, The Board Game. Below is a link to the interview. I hope you enjoy it and find it helpful with your Board development and governance issues and challenges! http://youtu.be/80JpikgZqm8

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May29

Board Development Issue Number 8 on our Top 10

Published in About Me, Board Chair Responsibilities, Board Development, Education, Governance Issues, Independent Schools, News, Nonprofit Governance, Nonprofit organizations, The Board Game, Uncategorized

The Top Ten Board Development Issues That Impact Your Organization Number Eight “I prefer the dreams of the future rather than the history of the past.” Thomas Jefferson When I began writing The Board Game my hope was to discover a new model for nonprofit governance. I was certain that nonprofit organizations were too vital […]

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May14

Board Development Issue Number 9 on our Top 10

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The Top Ten Board Development Issues That Impact Your Organization: Number Nine “If we are together nothing is impossible, if we are divided all will fail.” Sir Winston Churchill In my last blog post I described number ten on my list of top ten board development issues. Now we turn our attention to number nine: Both the […]

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Apr30

The Top Ten Board Development Issues That Impact Your Organization

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“Never underestimate the passion and commitment of a small group of dedicated individuals to change the world – indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead It is with this famous statement by anthropologist Margaret Mead that I began my book, The Board Game. The book includes numerous issues and stories that […]

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Mar01

The Five Most Important Responsibilities of the Board Chair

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Wag More, Bark Less Every time I see the “wag more, bark less” bumper sticker it brings a smile to my face. There are several reasons for this. First, it is probably an indicator that the driver has a pretty positive attitude toward life. Second, they are probably “dog people” – which is a good […]

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Jan31

Executive Sessions – The Top Five Reasons Why They Are Bad for Your Organization

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An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions. — Napoleon During a recent conversation with a nonprofit business manager he shared with me the disturbing and unfortunate news that the Board of Trustees of the organization had decided to start holding executive sessions. Such sessions are usually held […]

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Jan12

2013 – A Great Year or Just Another Year?

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Our chief want is someone to inspire us to be what we know we could be. – Ralph Waldo Emerson January is always the designated month to talk and discuss what the new year will bring. New year’s resolutions include the usual ones of lose more weight or exercise more or spend more time with […]

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Dec09

Jack Stanford – Inspiring Leader, Dear Friend

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Don’t cry because it’s over.  Smile because it happened.   – Dr. Seuss There are people we encounter along our path who make an enormous difference in our life and we feel blessed for having known them.  For me Jack Stanford was one of those people.  Many others feel the same way about this notable leader.  […]

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Oct13

Consensus and Teamwork – Two Worthy and Connected Goals for Governing Boards

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We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life                                     Edwin Markham A few weeks ago I was invited to spend some time with the governing board of a nonprofit organization.  Their […]

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