Category Archives: Board Member

327. Institutional Paralysis in Time of Crisis

Animals and humans when facing critical danger must decide whether flight or fight would be the best response. However, sometimes they get paralyzed in the moments of decision and they lose the opportunity to make a choice. Like the proverbial … (read the rest)

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325. Planning Beyond a Crisis.

In my part of the world it is now seven weeks since governments imposed stringent restrictions to try and deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. Whether these actions have in fact produced the desired result will undoubtedly be the stuff of … (read the rest)

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324. Chairing “Virtual” Church Board Meetings

Without doubt the current pandemic (Co-vid 19) is creating many different challenges for church boards and their chairpersons. However, non-profit boards are not exceptional in this regard. Some of their challenges might be of a different order or kind than … (read the rest)

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323. A New “Black Swan” Event — a Good Learning Opportunity for a Church Board.

In blog article 40. ‘Black Swans’ In the Board Room I explained this term and how it relates to the operations of a church board. In the last two months the world has encountered another ‘black swan’ event in the … (read the rest)

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321. If you want better decisions, plan better meetings.

Board leaders often lament the challenges they face in helping their board members reach good decisions in a timely way. And if the primary purpose of church boards is to make decisions to advance the mission, then the failure to … (read the rest)

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