Tag: board leadership

Lessons for a Board President

In passing the leadership torch at a non-profit organization, I was asked to name the things that effective Board presidents do. Here’s my list: Facilitate and preside over the Board meetings, starting on time, ending on time, keeping the conversation on topic, calling on people who are quiet, trying to engage everyone. Model the behaviorsb …

Three Habits of High-Performing Board Committees

When Boards of Directors form committees, it is important to be clear about the committees’ purpose and role, as well as the role of committee members. In general, the purpose of committees is to be an extension of the Board of Directors. They gather information, generate options, and develop reports and recommendations for the full …