On Monday, October 1, 2018, Sherry S Jennings discussed with John Bruce the strategies he uses when a legal board meeting has been called and some members fail to show up.
The primary issue is that if 100% of the board is not present, then the culture of the board is skewed away from the opinions and wisdom of the missing members. Does this mean that the meeting must be postponed? As John Bruce explains, it depends on the issues that are anticipated by the agenda.
On Monday, November 14, 2017, Sherry S Jennings talked to Linda Stier and John Bruce about the role the board of a non profit organization might play in the Strategic Planning process. They were joined in the Chat Room by … Continue reading →
On July 10, 2017, Linda Stier and John Bruce of the Xylem-Group explored the value that can be provided to an organization by its board. They were joined in the Chat Room by Sherry S Jennings and Robert J Ballantyne. John … Continue reading →
On June 19, 2017, John Bruce and Sherry S Jennings discussed how the board learns its role as part of a non profit organization. This was part of the Xylem-Groups continuing exploration of issues related to non profit governing. Board … Continue reading →
The Xylem Spearing group is talking about how to cope with unproductive meetings. Robert Ballantyne discusses with Linda Stier: The person who tries to take the meeting in a direction that is not of interest to the group. What to … Continue reading →
The members of the Spearing Group of The Xylem Partners continue with their investigation of a Broadcast-like platform to hold public discussion events. To view the associated chat room that was part of this session click this link (this is a popup … Continue reading →
Linda Stier talks to Sherry S Jennings about how to cope with difficult board members during nonprofit board meetings. Sherry has an interesting and current case history to discuss. https://youtu.be/SwwSWiTao88 The conversation was recorded live on Firetalk, Monday April 24, 2017. … Continue reading →
Linda Stier talks to John Bruce about how to cope with difficult participants or members during board meetings. The person whom the group depends on to cope with non-productive participants is the chair of the meeting. First the chair must recognize … Continue reading →
On April 3, 2017, Sherry Jennings and Linda Stier considered the ambitions and power of an enthusiastic new board member. The board of a non-profit is accountable for all aspects of the organization. It can exercise considerable power: if it … Continue reading →
On Monday, March 27, 2017, Robert Ballantyne talked with John Bruce about ways for a board to achieve diversity for its members. Other Xylem Group members, Linda Stier and Sherry S Jennings, contributed to the discussion in the Chat Room. … Continue reading →