New Content: Issue 1 – 2011

Boards Aren’t Hypothetical Constructs
An alternative approach for board recruitment suggests that organizations should stop developing lists of the skills, professions, and personal traits they seek in potential board members.

Assessment, Development, and the Board
Structured introspection is an essential tool of board governance. To make these performance assessments more productive, boards also should design and implement both a board development plan and development plans for each director.

Expectations Never in Question
Board chair of Alliance member Berea Children’s Home and Family Services, Berea, Ohio, explains why the path to effective board governance starts with clearly articulated expectations.