Friday, November 4, 2011
Video: The Role of Nonprofit Boards
The Harvard Business School's Executive Education Program recently posted this video about the role of nonprofit boards. I wouldn't call the ideas covered in this brief (2:08) overview revolutionary, but they remind us of the critical importance of the leadership responsibilities of governance.
Particularly noteworthy was an early comment about veteran board members coming into a new assignment assuming they already know what their responsibilities are, and how things work. In my experience, that can be one of the more counterproductive scenarios: A room full of people with sometimes wildly different ideas about governance, approaching the work in conflicting ways. That is a recipe for governance disaster.
Posted by Debra Beck, EdD at 7:28 AM