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2502, 2018

How Big Should a Board of Directors Be?

February 25th, 2018|

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 [...]

2202, 2018

When is a Governance Board Too Deep into the Operation?

February 22nd, 2018|

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 [...]

1102, 2018

Top Four Governance Findings from Board Assessments

February 11th, 2018|

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 [...]

202, 2018

Details of a Boardroom Metrics Governance Assessment

February 2nd, 2018|

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 [...]

1411, 2017

Increase Win-Rate With a Professional RFP Proposal Critique

November 14th, 2017|

Win more Bids with a Formal RFP Proposal Critique When we ask client’s “which business development initiative helped grow your business the most?", they frequently answer that it was “by winning an RFP”. Winning competitive bids is good for business! However, we speak with many clients who are frustrated with their win-rate. They are concerned [...]

611, 2017

Lessons for my ex (real estate agent)

November 6th, 2017|

It was great information! Over the past couple of months we’ve been working with a real estate agent. We’re looking for a house in a smaller city. The houses are older and charming, especially close to downtown. A couple of weeks ago we found a very nice house on a street we liked. It had [...]

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