When Board Members Go Rogue

When Board Members Go Rogue

February 23, 2015 By: Jim Wilson

Your association can suffer when directors push the boundaries of their authority. "Rogue" directors can disrupt the proper functioning of the staff and board, divert your association from pursuing its mission, and even expose it to legal liability. Here are tips to productively confront a board member behaving badly.

Associations function at the highest level when directors and volunteer leaders are appropriately dedicated to fulfilling their responsibilities. That explains why association executives place so much emphasis on engaging their boards. However, there can be a fine line between a director properly discharging his or her fiduciary duties to the association and exceeding his or her authority in a detrimental way....