Jim Crocker

About Jim Crocker

Jim Crocker is the founder and current Chair of Boardroom Metrics. He is an experienced Director, CEO and Consultant to public, private and not-for-profit organizations. Jim coaches Boards, CEO’s and Leadership teams on strategic planning and governance effectiveness.

Latest Trends from Association Board Governance Assessments

Here’s what we find most commonly when we conduct an association Board assessment: Directors don’t share a common definition of the Board role. Board composition doesn’t reflect the risks and opportunities that the Association is facing. Board operating procedures are focused on staff operations not governance. Association Board Role Definition The trend in association Board [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Association Management, Governance|0 Comments

Details of a Boardroom Metrics Governance Assessment

When we are engaged to do a Board governance assessment, this is what we do: Objectives of the Governance Assessment to assess current governance structure and processes to recommend the most beneficial ways to improve governance and further improve the performance of the organization Outputs of the Governance Assessment A detailed assessment of the organization’s [...]

Should Your Industry Association Have a Competency-Based Board?

Association Director Experience vs Expertise Competency based Boards engage Directors based on their specific knowledge and expertise. Traditionally, industry association Boards have engaged Directors based on their seniority, industry experience, and even location. Which is better? On competency-based Boards, the expertise of the Directors mirrors the challenges and opportunities that the association and its members [...]

By |November 1st, 2017|Family Business, Governance, Private Business|0 Comments

A Client Good News Story Makes Us Proud

Governance, Strategy and Leadership ‘Tell your story. Please tell your story.’ For the past year that’s what we’ve been encouraging one of our clients – The Canadian Hearing Society – to do. Canadian Hearing Society is the undisputed leader removing barriers to participation for Canada’s Deaf and hard of hearing. Brilliant, dedicated and forward thinking, [...]

By |October 25th, 2017|Board of Directors, Governance, Strategy|0 Comments

4 Steps to Better Private Business Strategy

“Strategy is a waste of time”. Lots of private business owners we know feel this way because their private business has achieved a high degree of success without strategy. Why should they start now? Here’s why: Because too many private companies get stalled at the natural level of success that’s possible by spotting a market [...]

By |August 17th, 2017|Private Business|0 Comments

Think he’s crazy? Donald Trump is just your typical entrepreneur.

  Flickr Image by DonkeyHotey Forget Shark Tank. For anyone who fancies themselves as a future entrepreneurial star, studying Donald Trump (just watch the nightly news) may be all you need to learn about entrepreneurial success. Here’s why. Almost every 'successful' (valuable business leading to personal gratification) entrepreneur we’ve known over the past [...]

Bidders, Suppliers Survey: RFP Proposal Response Strategy

Share your thoughts on RFP strategy with us? We have created this short Survey Monkey Survey to collect some data on what organizations are doing about responding to RFP's. It takes two minutes to complete. Once we have collected enough results, we will share them with visitors to our website. Here's a link to the [...]

By |July 2nd, 2017|Business Development, RFP, RFP Writer|0 Comments

Lessons from Executive Job Seekers

We originally wrote and posted this article on LinkedIn. However, not everyone strays onto our LinkedIn – and we think what’s here is kind of helpful so we’re reposting it here. Goal: to shorten the executive job search cycle When executives lose their jobs there are common patterns we observe them going through over the [...]

By |June 30th, 2017|Leadership, Personal Branding|0 Comments