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Not Everyone is a Fit
for the Chair

by Lyn McDonell

What is the most important role on the board in which to have the right person?  The Chair.  Yet many organizations don’t have a deliberate process for choosing the Chair.  I have often observed a board meeting and thought “This Chair could be much more effective” or “This board needs...

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How Detailed Should
a Strategic Plan Be?

by Lyn McDonell

A strategic plan typically provides guidance to organizational leadership for three to four years.  It is intended to establish direction and reflect choices – i.e. setting out that “we are going to concentrate on this and not on that.”  The plan’s goals align everyone's efforts towards...

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What Is Professionalism?

by Lyn McDonell

I have always been interested in the concept of professionalism – a word often used but rarely defined. What is professionalism anyway? I believe that professionalism is intimately related to...

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What Are the Top 5 Characteristics of a Well-Functioning Board?

by Lyn McDonell

Some boards are better at their governance job than others.  How and in what ways?  I work with boards from across sectors – associations, health service provider organizations, universities, professional regulatory colleges, trade organizations -- and while all are different, the most successful boards...

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Additional Articles


Board Development

HR Your Board

Developing A Competency Profile


Board Governance

Board Governance Models

Top Governance Issues and Trends in NFPs

What Can We Learn from Governance Challenges and Crises

What Will Matter Next in Board Governance

This is an external article used to help calibrate CEO/Board relations: Board - Management Expectations - Article of interest - Click here

Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning For the Future

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