Tip #105 Clarify Roles of the Board and the Chief Executive

June 1, 2024  |  tips for effective boards

With this Tip for Effective Boards, we continue our re-presentation of the ten most popular Tips out of our first 100 Tips for Effective Boards. The following which was Tip 4 is our seventh most popular Tip. I have made

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Tip #104 Plan for Board Team Effectiveness

May 1, 2024  |  tips for effective boards

With this Tip for Effective Boards, we continue our re-presentation of the ten most popular Tips out of our first 100 Tips for Effective Boards. The following which was Tip 45 is our eighth most popular Tip. I have made

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Tip #103 Should Boards Follow Robert's Rules of Order?

April 1, 2024  |  tips for effective boards

With this Tip for Effective Boards, we continue our re-presentation of the ten most popular Tips out of our first 100 Tips for Effective Boards. The following which was Tip 94 is our ninth most popular Tip. I have made

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Tip #102 How Can Boards Assess Their Own Performance?

March 1, 2024  |  tips for effective boards

With this Tip for Effective Boards we begin our re-presentation of the ten most popular Tips out of our first 100 Tips for Effective Boards. The following which was Tip 95 is our tenth most popular Tip.  I have made

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Tip #101 Ten Most Popular Tips for Effective Boards

February 1, 2024  |  tips for effective boards

Over the next several months I’d like to re-present the ten most popular Tips for Effective Boards out of the first 100 Tips that I have written and distributed over the last several years. The popularity of each of

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Tip #100 Should Your Board Consider Adopting the Policy Governance Model of Board Operations?

December 31, 2023  |  tips for effective boards

In writing these Tips for Effective Boards, I have tried to make them relevant to all boards whether they practice the Policy Governance model or not. However, I’m sure that regular readers of these Tips are aware

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Tip #99 Sample Board Meeting Evaluation Form

December 1, 2023  |  tips for effective boards

The following Board Meeting Evaluation Form can be filled out by board members at the end of each board meeting. Completed forms can be collected by the board secretary, another designated board member, or a designated

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Tip #98 How Can Boards Use Executive Sessions Effectively and Appropriately?

November 1, 2023  |  tips for effective boards

First of all, what exactly do we mean by executive sessions? Executive sessions (referred to as in camera sessions in Canada) are special sessions of the board from which non-board members are generally excluded.

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