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You’re A Member of the Board: Act Like It

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When you become a member of the Board of Directors for an association, you have a fiduciary obligation to fulfill. This is not something to be taken lightly. You have an obligation to act in the best interests of the association and its members. You have no choice… you have..
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Stop the Work of Your Board and Focus on How Your Board Does Its Work

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When was the last time that you focused on how your association’s board does its work? Really gave it a long, hard look. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Association leaders get so busy in the rush of current events that they do not take the time to step back..
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Work to Improve the Way Your Board Works

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When was the last time that you reviewed the way that your association’s board conducts its work? Really gave it a long, hard look. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Association leaders get so busy in the rush of current events that they do not take the time to step..
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Association Board Members: Respect Your CEO

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You hired your CEO… now respect them as they do the job you hired them for. Help them succeed. Help the CEO by establishing clear goals and objectives and communicating them clearly. The goals and objectives should be agreed upon between the CEO and the board of directors. These expectations..
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Association Board Members Need To Say No

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One of the exciting parts about serving on an association board is the opportunity to be involved in so many different activities and initiatives. One of the worst parts about serving on an association board is when you try to be involved in so many different activities and initiatives. As..
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How GREAT Is It to Be On an Association Board

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You are so fortunate. To be serving on an association board is an honor that very few people get to realize in their life. To give of your time for the betterment of others is an important part of a happy life. To help your profession, your industry, your favorite..
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Association Boards: Get Better!

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Association boards can get better. Every association board can get better. The greatest association board in the world can get better. Committing yourself to getting better is not an admission that you are bad. It is a statement of reality… we can all be better people, better parents, better at..
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What Do You Do If a Board Member Is a Liar?

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Handling individuals who are habitual liars is a challenge. Handling association board members who are liars can be even more difficult. Association board members who lie as a matter of course (including inappropriately sharing information about board deliberations with others, intentionally misrepresenting information so as to advance an issue they..
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Leading As a Board Member: It’s Not Easy

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Association board members and staff have clear and distinct roles at an association. The appropriate role for board members is to make the important decisions for the association at the appropriate level. This includes approving the strategic plan, making decisions about the direction of your government affairs advocacy, and approving..
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Don’t Throw Your Board Members Overboard: 6 Ways to Keep Past Board Members Engaged

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When the term of an association board members ends, they often feel like they are being tossed overboard from the association ship. A quick thank you and then a dump into the icy drink. Don’t throw your board members overboard… keep them engaged and make them productive parts of your..
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