Hey You … Leader, have you been idle for too long?

Have you stopped Leading? Being in a leadership position or holding the title of leader is no guarantee we are leading. By definition, leading is a verb: an action word. It means we are taking people somewhere. Because it is about action, leadership can be an exhaustive process. It can be draining, and sometimes we need a break. For example, I try to shut down the smartphone at the end of the day & weekends, and I am not afraid to take extended vacations. I’m still…

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11 questions that You can use to gauge if a Board is fulfilling its two primary roles?

I heard a CEO griping about Boards recently. She said that the system is broken and that Boards of Directors should be done away with. I am not sure I disagree 100% with her opinion that Boards are broken, but I completely disagree with the notion that they should be taken to the trash heap. Until you start your own privately held company or foundation that does humanitarian work and fund it with your own money, you need to have a Board. Public companies and charitable…

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4 things you can do to not be bored by your board experience!

I have been blogging for over a year now and one of the subjects that consistently receive the most readers is Boards of Directors and Board & Staff relation. I have decided to delve into this subject deeper with a 3-Part long blog format. Read: Have you ever been the victim of being a Board of Directors member or supporting staff? You have been on a Board of Directors for four meetings and you are already frustrated? Welcome to Part 1: I didn’t sign up for…

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