Being an Effective Chairperson

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Whether you’re a chairperson of the Board of Directors or a Task Force, there are some principles that will help you accomplish your goals. Here are the final three of nine: Mind the Clock – The shorter the better. Maintain Respect – It’s the best way to receive respect. Discipline Staff Work – It’s what […]

Being an Effective Chairperson

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A Chairperson, among many things, is a leader. This is a tremendous opportunity to breathe into decisions and decision makers. I’m listing nine recommendations for the Chairperson as follows: Mind the Clock – The shorter the better. Maintain Respect – It’s the best way to receive respect. Discipline Staff Work – It’s what you do […]

Being an Effective Chairperson

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The Chairperson of a board or committee is an advantageous opportunity to make a difference. Already I expose my predilection to advancing a cause as opposed to maintenance. If that’s your hope, make note of nine suggestions that come from a lifetime of experience in these matters on a micro and macro scale. Mind the […]

Recommendations for Effective Board Members

...summary.

So here’s the “nutshell” version of Recommendations for Effective Board Members: “Yes” person – Resist being a bobble head. “No” Person – The default power position of most members. Staff Work – “Be prepared.” Role Defined Contribution – Have inclusive purpose. Loose Lips – Confidentiality is expected. Attendance – Come to the meetings. Remain in […]

Recommendations for Effective Board Members

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Being a Board Member of a corporation is a significant role and responsibility. I’ve been offering recommendations for effective board members as follows: “Yes” person – Resist being a bobble head. “No” Person – The default power position of most members. Staff Work – “Be prepared.” Role Defined Contribution – Have inclusive purpose. Loose Lips […]

Recommendations for Effective Board Members

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If you’re going to be a board member, why not make the best of it? I’m listing recommendations for effective board members as follows: “Yes” person – Resist being a bobble head. “No” Person – The default power position of most members. Staff Work – “Be prepared.” Role Defined Contribution – Have inclusive purpose. Let […]

Recommendations for Effective Board Members

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The first two recommendations for board members to be effective are: “Yes” person – Resist being a bobble head. “No” person – The default position of most members. Do not be tempted. The next two follow here: 3.  Staff Work – Come to the meeting prepared to discuss and consider most aspects of the agenda. […]

Recommendations for Effective Board Members

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Being an effective board member serves the company, the board and oneself. Here are the first two recommendations I suggest that will help in the cause: “Yes” man – Being agreeable is a basic appropriate approach in life, but in a minute you’ll lose your value in a boardroom at the point at which you’re […]

Abusing Power in Leadership…

...not what you think.

Recently, I attended a global conference on accountability. Logically, one of the first discussions was about the abuse of power by leaders. We had a good discussion on the subject as you might expect and then something special happened. One small group member asked about the abuse of the power of the Holy Spirit in […]

More than Vision…

...It takes commitment.

I love visionary people. The imagination soars with possibilities yet unseen. A new world. A new solution. A new way to go. Exciting realities. Promising results. Hope realized…and more… Yes. I admit. I am there. It all becomes a dream without commitment. Then it turns into …I wished we had… We should have… Imagine if […]