Blog Entries - tips for effective boards
Tip #90 What's the Board's Role regarding Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice?
Let’s begin with very brief descriptions of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice. Equity: People have equal access to the services and benefits offered by organizations. Diversity: People are respected
Tip #89 "The Board Speaks with One Voice." What Does This Really Mean?
The statement “The Board Speaks with One Voice” can be misleading since it can be open to different interpretations. One interpretation of “speaking with one voice” is that a group that is “speaking with
Tip #88 Should Boards Think Systemically?
What does it mean to think systemically? I’m not talking here about thinking systematically, that is, in a logical orderly fashion. Of course, that’s important. Rather, I’m talking about thinking in terms of
Tip #87 Should Boards Be Concerned about Unintended Impacts?
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
Tip #86 Sample Agenda for Impactful Board Meetings
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
Tip #85 Tips for Impactful Efficient Board Meeting Agendas
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
Tip #84 Develop and Nurture a Board Culture that Promotes Rational Decision-Making
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.
TIP #83 Groupthink Can Undermine Rationality in Board Decision-Making
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.