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322. Refereeing and Coaching Good Listening within your Church Board.

Church board members come to meetings with diverse levels of listening skills. These range from individuals who have never consciously considered listening to be an important skill for organizational leaders to those who have developed an excellent listening posture. Some … (read the rest)

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320. Anticipating — A Necessary Bit of Board Leadership.

The transition between years provides opportunity for a board’s leadership to do some “future-gazing,” in preparation for the challenges that will come in the next twelve months. This is not so much an exercise in prophecy, but rather a common-sense … (read the rest)

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313. Defaulting to the Probable and Overlooking the Possible.

Generally speaking humans find comfort in sustaining predictable patterns and tend to avoid actions that require them to create new, untested and previously unknown processes. Church board members default to this human modality more often than they might think or … (read the rest)

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312. What Kinds of Information Does a Church Board Need To Do Its Job Responsibly?

Church board members experience two or three, widely different situations when it comes to information — too much, too little, or too confusing. Without truthful, relevant data presented with knowledgeable analysis board members will struggle to make the appropriate, strategic … (read the rest)

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311. Can Church Boards Dispense with the Vice-Chair Position — and Should They?

In a recent blog D. Brown (Governance Solutions June 2017) indicates that the position of vice-chair has “all but disappeared in the corporate/private sector, and even much of the public sector,” although they still are prevalent in not-for-profit agencies. Church … (read the rest)

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