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 #87 Should Boards Be Concerned about Unintended Impacts?

December 1, 2022  |  tips for effective boards

Boards should be concerned about their organizations producing intended impacts relating to their board-determined organizational purpose. But what about other impacts that are perhaps mostly

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Tip #86 Sample Agenda for Impactful Board Meetings

November 1, 2022  |  tips for effective boards

The following board meeting agenda is a sample agenda for a board that uses the Policy Governance® model of board operations. However, even boards not using this model may find in this sample agenda ideas that can make

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Tip #85 Tips for Impactful Efficient Board Meeting Agendas

October 1, 2022  |  tips for effective boards

Tips for impactful efficient board meeting agendas include the following:   1.       Be crystal clear about what the job of the governing board is. The Policy Governance® model identifies three core job

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Tip #84 Develop and Nurture a Board Culture that Promotes Rational Decision-Making

September 1, 2022  |  tips for effective boards

In our last two Tips for Effective Boards, we focused on the tendency of individuals toward irrational decision-making and the group process phenomenon of Groupthink which also undermines rational group decision-making.

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TIP #83 Groupthink Can Undermine Rationality in Board Decision-Making

August 1, 2022  |  tips for effective boards

In our last Tips for Effective Boards, we focused on the tendency of individuals towards irrationality. In this Tip our focus shifts to Groupthink, a group process phenomenon that undermines rational decision-making. 

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Tip #82 Board Meeting Discussions May Tend to be Irrational Unless ....

July 1, 2022  |  tips for effective boards

Board Meeting discussions may tend to be irrational unless steps are taken to counter individual and group tendencies towards irrationality. In this Tips for Effective Boards we will focus on the tendency of individuals

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Tip #81 Are There International Standards for Board Governance?

June 1, 2022  |  tips for effective boards

In September of 2021, the ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) published ISO 37000:2021 Governance of Organizations – Guidance. It had been developed over several years by representatives from

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Tip #80 What's an Annual Board Agenda Plan and How Can It Be Helpful?

May 1, 2022  |  tips for effective boards

Once it is recognized that the board’s job of governing the organization is different from the CEO’s job of managing the organization, an annual board agenda plan becomes an effective means for the board to

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