Tip #62 What Are Your Board's Expectations of Itself?

November 1, 2020  |  tips for effective boards

In our previous Tips for Effective Boards, we discussed the first four of the Ten Principles of the Policy Governance® model of board operations.  We now turn to the fifth Policy Governance® principle, Board Means

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Tip #61 What's Your Organization's Purpose?

October 1, 2020  |  tips for effective boards

In our previous Tips for Effective Boards, we discussed the first three of the Ten Principles of the Policy Governance® model of board operations.  We now turn to the fourth Policy Governance® principle, Ends

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Tip #60 Who is the Boss of the CEO?

September 1, 2020  |  tips for effective boards

In our last two Tips for Effective Boards, we discussed the first two of the Ten Principles of the Policy Governance® model of board operations.  We now turn to the third Policy Governance® principle, the

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Tip #59 Where Does the Board Fit in the Chain of Authority and Accountability

August 1, 2020  |  tips for effective boards

In our last Tip for Effective Boards, we began our review of the Ten Principles of the Policy Governance® model of board operations with a focus on the first principle of the model: Ownership.  In this Tip for

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Tip #58 Ten Principles for Effective Board Governance

July 1, 2020  |  tips for effective boards

Over the next several Tips for Effective Boards, we will be reviewing the ten powerful principles of the Policy Governance® model of board operations.  While it is true that in order to derive the full benefit

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Tip #57 Two Mistakes Boards Make in Times of Crisis

June 1, 2020  |  tips for effective boards

Two mistakes that boards commonly make in times of crisis are 1) becoming overly involved in managing the details of their organization’s response to a crisis, and 2) failing to engage in the defining and

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Tip #56 Boards and the Coronavirus Pandemic

May 1, 2020  |  tips for effective boards

Boards of Directors have the awesome responsibility to ensure that their organizations are prepared to respond quickly and effectively to emerging crises such as the coronavirus pandemic.  Ideally, boards complete

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Tip #55 How to Avoid Rubberstamping and Micromanaging

April 1, 2020  |  tips for effective boards

A critical challenge that all boards face is finding a way to effectively balance empowering the CEO while retaining organizational control.  Rubberstamping and micromanaging represent two extremes to be avoided in

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