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 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 →
Xylem is continuing its exploration of a broadcasting platform. Here, we are using Firetalk. In this episode, we are using the closed caption feature of Youtube to extract the text. We are wondering if it would make it easier for … Continue reading →
On Monday, October 10th, four of the Xylem Partners assembled to explore and discover the features and opportunities of using Firetalk. Here are the results of our deliberations. One of our challenges has been to make it possible for a … Continue reading →
The Xylem Group has enjoyed our public video conversations using Blab — but that platform has vanished. Here is Robert Ballantyne showing the way to set up and use FireTalk. FireTalk is similar to Blab, and we may decide to … Continue reading →
Reasonable Interpretation is a necessary concept for boards governing with Policy Governance, but it is also useful for anyone who is in a position to delegate by articulating policies. On August 10,2016, members of the Xylem Group explored how to use reasonable … Continue reading →
on Aug 3. 2016, we explored the the issue of governing by using referenda. Is a referendum democratic? Is a referendum an abdication of governance? When do referenda work well? When or why do referenda fail to serve? How does … Continue reading →