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.

Assessment Tool: What Type of Association Board Are You?

Association Board personality - oversight or operations? As Boards of Directors strive to improve their governance effectiveness, a key challenge many face is striking the right balance between oversight and operations. Many Association Boards started with an operating focus. It was the Boards of new and emerging associations who brought the association together, [...]

By |March 28th, 2018|Association Management, Governance|0 Comments

Board of Directors Governance Orientation Presentation

Board governance is most effective when Directors share a common understanding of governance, the Board’s role and the key building blocks for achieving effective corporate governance. This presentation has been given to Associations, private business and not-for-profit Boards of Directors. Download Board Orientation Presentation Slide # Board of Directors Orientation [...]

By |March 28th, 2018|Association Management, Governance|0 Comments

How Big Should a Board of Directors Be?

How many Directors should your Board have? Nine. Ok. It depends. Here’s how to about it: The logic of Governance Board size For most organizations three to four is likely too small. A Board’s role is to provide oversight of risk, strategy and CEO performance. Doing a good job likely means a range of expertise [...]

By |February 25th, 2018|Governance, Private Business|0 Comments

When is a Governance Board Too Deep into the Operation?

Is your Board too deep into the operation? Generally, we find that Directors are very aware – perhaps too aware – of crossing the line from governance into operations. It can be confusing to try and understand how deep is too deep. Here’s how we think about it. The governance Board’s role is to: identify [...]

By |February 22nd, 2018|Association Management, Governance|0 Comments

Top Four Governance Findings from Board Assessments

Here are four of the most common findings from our Board governance assessments over the past ten years: Directors don’t share a common understanding of the Board’ role. A critical step in every governance assessment is the Director interview. In that interview we ask each Director what their understanding of the Board’s role is. We [...]

By |February 11th, 2018|Association Management, Governance, Private Business|0 Comments

Details of a Boardroom Metrics Governance Assessment

When we are engaged by a Private Company, Association or NFP Board of Directors to conduct a Governance Audit, this is the approach we use to help the Board identify governance opportunities and risks: Objectives of the Board Governance Assessment to assess current governance structure and processes to recommend the most beneficial ways to improve [...]

By |February 2nd, 2018|Association Management, Governance, Private Business|0 Comments

Latest Trends in Association Governance

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

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