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New commentary from Bob Harris

Two new articles from Bob Harris, CAE, cover board self-evaluation and how to avoid the association “groundhog effect.” When the Board Wants Help by Bob Harris, CAE Seldom does a board say, “we need help It may be difficult to acknowledge when a board feels...

Ban The Yearly Planning Meeting

by Bob Harris, CAE I would ban the yearly planning meeting, preferring a three-year approach to strategic planning. A longer-term plan will frame the efforts of successive boards and committees. Staff will know of the priorities. All parties will work in...

The Rusty Trustee

There are many ways to help new board members; orientations, information access, leadership notebooks and more. A unique idea is appointment of an experienced leader to coach the board and new directors: a Trustee Emeritus or “rusty trustee.” The purpose is to help...