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Bullies On The Board

By Dr. Randal Dick The best governance models fold in the face of unrestrained board members who insist on behaving badly. Yet, when I polled a group of C-level execs and Directors, the majority stated that they contend with a bully or a manipulator on the board. Jack and Suzy Welch put it this way, “Not to slam boards; on the whole, they add real value. But [...]

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Does Power Corrupt?

Does Power Corrupt?

Does Power Corrupt? Insights on stewarding power well By Dr. Randal Dick In 1887,an imposing looking man named John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, the first Baron Acton (1834-1902) penned words so memorable that they have become part of American thought and leadership culture. Lord Acton wrote: “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” [...]

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Avoid the High Cost of Perfunctory Minutes

Avoid the High Cost of Perfunctory Minutes

Avoid the High Cost of Perfunctory Minutes Many of us have security systems installed in our home or in our car.  We also carry insurance.  We hope these systems are never needed and for many people, they never are. But as with individuals, life brings surprises, conflicts, lawsuits, bankruptcies to companies. At those times the Minutes become the [...]

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Nonprofit, Fundraising

Tell Your Story Well (Part Three)

In this final blog of the series “Tell Your Story Well,” we will explore three “best practices” to help your financial supporters care. In all of your communication (appeals, thanks, and reports) you should focus on the people you serve and how their lives have been changed because of the support of your givers. Best [...]

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Nonprofit, Fundraising

Tell Your Story Well (Part Two)

So what? Who cares? In this second blog of the series “Tell Your Story Well,” we will continue to discuss the complications we face when there is a disconnect between why people give and the story we tell. Recently, I’ve gotten to work with incredible outreaches in Africa, India, China, with indigenous First Nations peoples [...]

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