Skills of a high-performing association board member

In my post last week, “Association Governance Essentials,” I listed six key ingredients for effective board governance. This time, I wish to share with you the mindsets and behaviors to become a boardroom asset from Australia’s Conscious Governance, a global, independent advisory service for non-profit boards, CEOs and directors: Skill 1: A willingness to utilize… Read More Skills of a high-performing association board member

Association governance essentials

Many studies have shown that effective governance results in a vibrant and successful association. But what are the characteristics of effective governance? According to BoardSource, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization that specializes in board leadership, the formula for effective governance boils down to six essential ingredients: Mission: A clear, concise, and compelling mission unifies and… Read More Association governance essentials

Associations and ‘The Infinite Game’

Last Christmas, I got Simon Sinek’s latest book titled The Infinite Game from a colleague. Simon is a well-known British-American motivational speaker and best-selling author of Start with Why, among others, and his TED Talk on “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” in 2009 is one of the most viewed YouTube videos of all time. Since watching this video… Read More Associations and ‘The Infinite Game’