May 17, 2018

Are You Making the Everything’s Great Board Mistake?

Why are board members wary when CEOs tell them everything’s great? How do CEOs hurt their organizations and their longevity by painting blue-sky-only forecasts?

If you’re unhappy with your board’s engagement, you may be making this error.

Chapters of Are You Making the Everything’s Great Board Mistake?

00:00 What Common Phrase Should Set Off Alarms in Board Member’s Heads?

00:16 When Is Good News a Problem?

00:28 What is a Board’s Role?

00:38 Good Question to #1

01:00 Good Question #2

01:49 How to Learn More about Working with Nonprofit Boards?

Related Resources

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Karen Eber Davis

Karen Eber Davis provides customized advising and coaching around nonprofit strategy and board development. People leaders hire her to bring clarity to sticky situations, break through barriers that seem insurmountable, and align people for better futures. She is the author of 7 Nonprofit Income Streams and Let's Raise Nonprofit Millions Together.


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