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

(5-6 of 8)

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

3-4 of 8...

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

...1-2 of 8.

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 […]

How Far Would You Drive to Church?

...more than miles.

I recall counseling a couple who wanted to buy their first home. One of the issues was that they couldn’t afford a home anywhere near their church. For various reasons I strongly encouraged them to rethink their decision as their church was important to them and they were important to their church. I suppose the […]

Take Me Out To The Ball game…

options to speed it up...

Major League Baseball is strongly considering speeding up their game so as to attract and hold more, younger fans. They have decreased the time constraints of on field managing and removed the four pitch intentional walk. I suppose the reduction of a few seconds here and there add up. For those serious about speeding up […]

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 […]

Leadership Transition…

...what to expect...

Leadership transition happens in many places every day. Are there matters that concern us we should look out for? I think so. Consider these: Change is coming. Needed or not, new leadership brings change simply because the driving force of leadership is different. This is not inherently bad and may be a relief in the […]