When I joined my first board of directors, someone helped me undersand the new role by pointing out that boards didn't do things; they just made sure the right things were being done.
The board's job was not to develop the strategy, this line of logic went, but to be sure a good one existed, and not to come up with ideas for growth, but to be sure that the right people and a climate supportive of change were firmly in place to do so. Read more
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