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Archive for May, 2021

Your Board Chair:  a Primo Stakeholder You Neglect at Your Peril

May 21, 2021 0 Comments

The special board work session had been scheduled to consider a key recommendation coming out of the daylong board-CEO-executive team governance retreat three weeks earlier: replacing the board’s dysfunctional silo committees (e.g.,  business retention) with committees aligned with the board’s …

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Your CEO Mindset is Key to Successfully Partnering With Your Board

May 12, 2021 0 Comments

A staple of my one-on-one governance coaching sessions with economic and community development CEOs in recent years has been the critical role that what I call “Mindset” plays in building and maintaining a close, positive, productive and enduring board-CEO partnership.  …

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Transforming the Clay County EDC Board Into a Governing Powerhouse

May 4, 2021 0 Comments

Early in my governance consulting career, I made a rookie mistake that taught me a valuable lesson that has served me well over the years.  When the CEO of a chamber of commerce in the Southeastern US asked me to …

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