Help Your Board Get in the Boardroom Mindset

Help Your Board Get in the Boardroom Mindset

Boardroom Mindset March 15, 2016 By: Donna Cameron, CAE

Your members may need to adopt new ways of thinking when they come into board service, especially if their profession has ingrained a habit of looking for what's wrong. Here's how to help board members focus on big-picture opportunities and long-term strategies rather than day-to-day fault finding.

If your members work in a profession that requires them to view things critically or to seek out irregularities to be successful—as many medical, legal, financial, and construction careers do—they need to understand that the skills they have cultivated are not necessarily well suited for their association's boardroom. Bringing a flaw-finding mindset to the board is rarely productive. A whole board made up of fault-finders is a recipe for going nowhere. ...