We believe boards can and should:
- establish intended outcomes and measure organizational performance
- hold organizations and their CEOs fully accountable for decisions
- advocate for the organizations they serve
- lead powerfully as a values-driven team
- perform transparently in a user-friendly policy environment
The Reward of Serving on a Board
Serving on a board of any kind should be a rewarding experience. People who devote their time, heart, energy and frequently their money to give something back to the organizations they serve should feel a sense of accomplishment. They should feel that they have left the organization in a better place than they found it. And they should be respected for having made those personal sacrifices.
They should not feel stymied at their inability to cut through the maze of roadblocks that too often greets attempts at any change. They should not leave meetings believing that they have wasted their time, or that they really contributed nothing to the betterment of their organizations.
We have helped boards in almost every state and others in seven countries on three continents to improve their performance and the performance of their organizations. No problem that boards face is too challenging to be fixed—if the board commits to fix it. We know how to lead the board to that conclusion.