Blog Entries - 2019

Tip #50 How to Manage Board Disagreements Proactively and Constructively

Posted on: November 1, 2019
Tags: 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 proactively and

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

Posted on: October 1, 2019
Tags: 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 ideas.  5 Whys.  This technique

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

Posted on: September 1, 2019
Tags: 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 meeting in a more casual retreat setting or

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

Posted on: August 1, 2019
Tags: 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 a tendency for individual board members

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

Posted on: July 1, 2019
Tags: 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 P:   Manage Your Board Group

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

Posted on: June 1, 2019
Tags: 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 P:   Plan and Organize for Board

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

Posted on: May 1, 2019
Tags: 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 for Effective Boards we turn to the

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Tip #43 Be Driven by Purpose: The First "P" for Building Your Board Team

Posted on: April 1, 2019
Tags: Tips for effective boards

In our last Tip for Effective Boards, we identified 4 P’s for Building Your Board Team:  Purpose, People, Plan and Process. The first of the 4 P’s, Be Driven by Purpose, involves the following: Be clear about your organization’s

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Tip #42 What Are the 4 P's for Building Your Board Team?

Posted on: March 1, 2019
Tags: Tips for effective boards

The 4 P’s for building your board team are:  Purpose, People, Plan, and Process. Purpose:  Be clear about and driven by purpose.  Set your organization’s purpose.  Identify what benefits or results your organization is to

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Tip #41 Deal Effectively with Troublesome Board Member Behavior

Posted on: February 1, 2019
Tags: Tips for effective boards

In the last Tip for Effective Boards we identified some common types of troublesome board member behaviors and provided some suggestions for preventing these behaviors from occurring.  In this Tip for Effective Boards, our focus will be on dealing

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2019 New Year's Resolution to Become a Better Board

Posted on: January 15, 2019
Tags: Announcements

We tend to recognize that as individuals we always have opportunities to improve and at this time of year, many of us make New Year’s resolutions to improve in this or that area of our lives.  We also recognize the importance of continuous quality

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Tip #40 Address Troublesome Board Member Behaviors

Posted on: January 1, 2019
Tags: Tips for effective boards

Obviously, the best way to address troublesome board member behaviors is to prevent these behaviors from occurring in the first place.  In this email message we will first identify some common troublesome board member behaviors and then provide some

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