Category Archives: governance

Minutes: hours or days?

How long should it take for minutes to be published after the meeting is over? Is this a lightweight topic? Maybe. Still… I think it may be the rule more often than not that they’re “typed up” and distributed just … Continue reading

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Monthly management meetings: Should it be on the agenda?

If there’s nothing to report, should it be on the agenda? I’ve written posts in the past giving what I think should be the broad categories of topics that should be covered off at monthly management meetings. Following the Balanced … Continue reading

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Boards, Strategy, Agenda

An interesting article this month in McKinsey Quarterly, “High-performing boards: What’s on their agenda?” The premise is that Directors report that they have a greater impact as they move beyond the basics. This rather goes without saying (no shit, Sherlock), … Continue reading

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Committee of the Whole or Hole?

Committee of the Whole – Wikipedia: a device in which a legislative body or other deliberative assembly is considered one large committee. This is usually done for the purposes of discussion and debate of the details of bills and other … Continue reading

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Board Development – Watching Paint Dry

Does the term board development drive fear into your heart? Or perhaps it brings to mind meetings that were akin to watching the proverbial paint dry. Understandable. Like many things administrative, it can get bogged down. Or, it can simply … Continue reading

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