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  Belinda Moore , March 17, 2011
I clicked through and read Michael's comments and found them overly harsh. The personal attacks on the authors and AN editors were such that I started to wonder if there was some personal amimosity to them above and beyond this article.

I agree that one size doesn't fit all. However in the past 21 years I've sat on a large number of boards and have found that the larger the board the less effective it is. If I was forced to choose between the two I would choose a smaller board.

It is true that some elements of the article were missing that I would have like to have read, such as the risks of a 5 member board. However it is just an article that invites people to learn more rather than an all encompassing reference manual.

Thanks to the authors for taking the time to submit and article and to AN's editorial staff for putting forward some food for thought. And thanks to Michael for providing a different perspective to consider (even if it was a little harshly worded).
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  Michael LoBue , CAE , March 16, 2011
Unfortunate choice for feature article, perhaps even a 'back article' in AN. While it was very well written and contained a few good points, overall its message that a 5-member board of directors is right for any and all associations is: a) unsubstantiated; and b) naive.

See http://bit.ly/i1Ql0E for a more detailed comment, especially if you're new to the field of association management and governance.