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Archive for March, 2016

8 Insidious Foes of a Solid Board-CEO Partnership: A New Series

March 31, 2016 0 Comments

Insidious Foe“Well, it’s all about policy making.  In a nutshell, that’s what the board does, right – enact policies?”  I’ve quoted verbatim from one of hundreds of board member interviews I’ve conducted over the years, usually in preparation for a board-CEO-executive …

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Planning Out of the Box: Updating CSAE’s Business Model, Part Two

March 22, 2016 0 Comments

“This couldn’t be more different from what many people call strategic planning,” I thought to myself as I listened to the second part of the podcast that Board Chair Guy Legault and CEO Michael Anderson of the Canadian Society of …

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What Makes Women Such Effective Board Members?

March 16, 2016 0 Comments

Karen Philbrick

Karen Philbrick

“What makes women such effective board members?” That question came up over a glass of wine at the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) reception held at the Transportation Research Board conference this past January. Apparently, boards comprised of men …

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The Canadian Society of Association Executives Updates Its Business Model: Part One

March 10, 2016 0 Comments

The February 26 article at this blog, “About Nonprofit Business Models,” defines the term “business model” as a description of the “fundamental nature of the enterprise,” and points out that it must be periodically updated in response to environmental change …

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