Being a Board Chair Can Be Difficult

  How often have you heard a Board Chair announce to a meeting something like:  “Mary has decided to leave the Board, who do you know who can replace her”? Unfortunately, the “who do you know” recruitment process, which still seems to be alive and well in the not for profit sector, is hardly the recipe for a high […]

Don’t Seek a Board Position UNLESS….

  In my work as a coach to CEO’s, Chairs, Directors and senior executives we often discuss what makes for a good Board applicant. Chairs are usually thinking about this from a recruitment angle, the others from being interested applicants. From a combination of study, research and personal experience here is a checklist that I […]

Making Exceptional Chairs Common

By Chris Gandy Most of us will have stories to tell about how people find themselves being appointed Chairs of not for profit organisations: “Guess what happened, I couldn’t make the AGM and ended up getting elected as the Chair” or “When they called for nominations everyone took a step back and I was too slow”. Amusing stuff, if only […]