I Just Watched the Last One

This blog title sums up the total preparation done by many of the incoming board chairs I’ve dealt with. According to an Alliance for Nonprofit Management research report, about 51% of new not-for-profit board chairs say they did nothing to prepare. Most had not been a Vice Chair, and some had not even chaired a committee. Is this … Read more

An Olympic Athlete Needs a Coach. So Do You.

In the sports world, the better you are at your sport, the better your coach has to be too. Those who work with beginners don’t expect to coach at world competitions. Athletes find new coaches with higher qualifications and more relevant experience as they progress. So, are you better at your job that that gold … Read more

Six Issues in Executive Transitions – Part 1

In my governance work, I have found many board members are poorly prepared for executive transitions. And that means their organizations go through unnecessarily tough transitions, with set-backs in achieving their mission. Ideally, when a CEO or Executive Director is leaving, almost everyone wants the organization to keep functioning well until a new and perhaps … Read more

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