Blog Entries - 2020

Tip #58 Ten Principles for Effective Board Governance

Posted on: July 1, 2020
Tags: 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 and full power of the model, it is

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Tip #57 Two Mistakes Boards Make in Times of Crisis

Posted on: June 1, 2020
Tags: 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 redefining of organizational purpose in light of

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Tip #56 Boards and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted on: May 1, 2020
Tags: 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 the following three important tasks

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Tip #55 How to Avoid Rubberstamping and Micromanaging

Posted on: April 1, 2020
Tags: 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 achieving this balance. Rubberstamping

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Tip #54 Four Additional Keys to a Successful Board-CEO Partnership

Posted on: March 1, 2020
Tags: Tips for effective boards

In this Tip for Effective Boards, we will focus on the seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth of the Ten Keys to a Successful Board-CEO Partnership.  Provide Support to the Board.  It is important that organizational leadership ensures that the board

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Tip #53 Three Additional Keys to a Successful Board-CEO Partnership

Posted on: February 1, 2020
Tags: Tips for effective boards

In this Tip for Effective Boards, we will focus on the fourth, fifth and sixth of the Ten Keys to a Successful Board-CEO Partnership. Clarify the Scope of the CEO’s Delegated Authority and Range of Discretion.  Lack of clarity about what the CEO

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Tip #52 Three Keys to a Successful Board-CEO Partnership

Posted on: January 1, 2020
Tags: Tips for effective boards

In this Tip for Effective Boards, we will focus on the first three of the Ten Keys to a Successful Board-CEO Partnership identified in last month’s Tip for Effective Boards. Clarify Roles and Relationship.  Be clear about the purpose of a

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