Taming Committee Reports at Board Meetings

Committee reports can use up valuable time at board meetings. Directors sit
through a litany
of reports and updates; the average is 15 to 17 per meeting. Often they start with, “Our committee didn’t really meet but I
can give you an update on how we’re doing…” (There goes
another 15 minutes!)

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Board Decorum

When directors join a board they expect to receive and read the governing documents. The bylaws, policies and articles of incorporation outline board authority and limitations. “Decorum is the behavior of directors considered to be correct, polite, and respectable.” But what about board decorum? Decorum is the behavior of directors considered to be correct, polite,…

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Freedom to Associate

We are fortunate to benefit from the First Amendment to the US Constitution in 1791 affording the rights to association: Freedom of Assembly, Freedom of Speech and the Right to Petition of Government.

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