Lessons From a Failed Governance Change

Lessons From a Failed Governance Change

By: Mark Athitakis

If an effort to change an association's leadership structure fails, the association will still stand. But a staff leader will be left with some managerial and emotional challenges.

Many things can prompt an association to consider a governance overhaul. The board may be too large or too small. The number of committees may have expanded over the years, with no attention paid to whether they remain relevant. Executive committee roles may be a poor fit for the organization's current goals....