Tip #51 Keys to a Successful Board-CEO Partnership

December 1, 2019  |  tips for effective boards

What are some signs that things may not be quite right in the Board-CEO relationship? The board is rubberstamping.  The board tends to accept whatever the CEO suggests or proposes and fails to do an independent

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Tip #50 How to Manage Board Disagreements Proactively and Constructively

November 1, 2019  |  tips for effective boards

In this Tip for Effective Boards, we’ll continue our discussion of the 4th P for Building Your Board Team: Manage Your Board Group Process Effectively and we’ll focus on tips for managing board disagreements

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Tip #49 Additional Tips to Encourage Creative Thinking in Your Board Meetings

October 1, 2019  |  tips for effective boards

In this Tips for Effective Boards, we continue our discussion of tips to encourage creative thinking.  We’ll focus first on two techniques:  5 Whys and Mind Mapping and then conclude with a few other

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Tip #48 How to Encourage Creative Thinking in Your Board Meetings

September 1, 2019  |  tips for effective boards

In this Tip for Effective Boards, we’ll focus on two techniques:  brainstorming and catalytic questions.  But first let’s begin with a few basic guidelines.  Consider at least occasionally

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Tip #47 How to Get Everyone Engaged in Your Board Meetings

August 1, 2019  |  tips for effective boards

In boards of all sizes, it is important to give special attention to involving all board members in board discussions.  This becomes especially important in larger boards.  As boards increase in size there is

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Tip #46 Manage Your Board Group Process Effectively: The Fourth "P" for Building Your Board Team

July 1, 2019  |  tips for effective boards

We have identified 4 P’s for Building Your Board Team:  Purpose, People, Plan and Process.  After covering the first 3 P’s in our last three Tips for Effective Boards, we now turn to the fourth

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Tip #45 Plan for Board Team Effectiveness: The Third "P" for Building Your Board Team

June 1, 2019  |  tips for effective boards

We have identified 4 P’s for Building Your Board Team:  Purpose, People, Plan and Process.  After covering the first 2 P’s in our last two Tips for Effective Boards, we now turn to the third

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Tip #44 Focus on People (Your Board Team Members): The Second "P" for Building Your Board Team

May 1, 2019  |  tips for effective boards

We have identified 4 P’s for Building Your Board Team:  Purpose, People, Plan and Process.  In our last Tip for Effective Boards we focused on the first P:  Be Driven by Purpose.  In this Tip

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