Will someone state that as a motion?

Motions are the primary means by which a governing board provides directions to the CEO and other staff, so you’d think considerable care would go into shaping them. But think again. More often than not, motions are created as follows: Hoping to bring resolution to a time-sapping discussion, the chair asks, “Will someone state that […]

Governance haiku

Number 1 Anticipation seated at the table, board members ready. Number 2 Motions caught in time, actions out of  inaction. The pace of board (bored) work. Number 3 Meeting adjourns, God’s purposes accomplished. Glorious agenda. Number 4 Meeting adjourns, proud board chair, exhausted executive. No damage done.