25 Ways to Make Your Board More Effective (Part 1)

25 Ways to Make Your Board More Effective (Part 1)

By: Joseph C. Isaacs, FASAE, CAE, and Vinay Kumar

Tips for managing boards to help them be more strategic, informed, and productive.

In our many years of working with and serving association boards and staffs, we have learned many fundamental, yet often hard-learned, lessons for chief staff leaders to promote their governing body's maximum effectiveness. This article, the first of two, lists 25 tried-and-true recommendations. (Plus one bonus tip.) See Part 2 for the remaining 12 tips. Some may appear to be common sense, but too often it is the simplest actions that are ignored. We hope these ideas prove useful in helping you optimize your board. ...