When you hold your next board meeting, look around the room. What do you see? An engaged, invested, and motivated group dedicated to being the very best decision-makers and community ambassadors for your organization?
If so, it’s true that you’re well ahead of the game. You’re poised to successfully fulfill your mission—which, as I’ve reminded you previously, is the key role for any director. If not, you’re in good company, as some 27 percent of executives say they’re missing the right board members to help effectively govern their organization.
But however you answer that question, the reality is that boards of made up of people. And that means board management is a constant matter of relationship-building, teamwork, and collaboration. Regardless of where you find yourself and your board, here are three keys you’ll want to keep in mind as you work toward getting the most out of your board.