I’m the kind of person who likes to plan ahead and prepare. And that is exactly what independent school boards need to do for their schools: plan ahead and prepare.
And while I would never suggest that I have a silver bullet that will make boards supremely effective, there is one thing that I have noticed in my time working with lots of boards that seems to hold them back. It is a relatively simple thing, that when remedied can make a big difference in how focused and strategic your board can be.
If I could recommend one thing your board could do now that would positively impact their effectiveness it would be:
Improve the board meeting agenda.
Sound too simple? Consider this:
I’ve observed that when boards carefully craft strategically designed agendas, that are topic-focused, time-limited, and action-oriented, they are able to accomplish an astonishing amount! Wouldn’t you like that for your board?
Note: If you would like to learn more about developing effective agendas, I’ve targeted board meeting planning as one of the 3 Keys to a Strategic Board in my upcoming FREE board workshop.
In this free workshop, I’ll teach board members:
Save your spot here for the 3 Keys to a Strategic Board Workshop
Thursday, January 21st at 3 pm EST (2 pm Central, noon Pacific)
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