Monthly Archive: August 2013

Aug 29

Board Wisdom

“Good board preparation begins with the construction of an annual list of routine matters to be addressed by the board at each meeting during the coming year or beyond, synchronized with the dates of availability of the information required to make decisions or take actions.” – Lorin Letendre & Ann N. James

Aug 26

Boardroom Ground Rules

Ground Rules Worth Considering – “From Board Dynamics copyright 2004, 2012 by NACD and Lorin Letendre & Ann James” – No interruptions except by the chairperson – Confront in a respectful and nonthreatening manner – No side conversations – Think about unintended consequences of remarks before making them – Speak directly and candidly in a …

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Aug 23

Top Ten Mistakes Boards Make

TOP TEN MISTAKES THAT BOARDS MAKE – “From Charity Lawyer Blog copyright 2009 by Ellis Carter” 1. Failing to understand fiduciary duties—duty of good faith, due care, loyalty 2. Failing to provide effective oversight 3. Micro-managing staff 4. Avoiding the hard questions or tough problems 5. Insufficient conflict management 6. Lacking awareness of governing documents …

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