Recommendations for Effective Board Members


So here’s the “nutshell” version of Recommendations for Effective Board Members:

  1. “Yes” person – Resist being a bobble head.
  2. “No” Person – The default power position of most members.
  3. Staff Work – “Be prepared.”
  4. Role Defined Contribution – Have inclusive purpose.
  5. Loose Lips – Confidentiality is expected.
  6. Attendance – Come to the meetings.
  7. Remain in the Room – Stay focused on the meeting.
  8. Reserve Bias – Save your personal campaign for a better audience.

Being a Board Member should be a rewarding experience. Some consider it a chore. Consider these recommendations to make your experience worthwhile and effective.

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