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Great Benefits Arise When Management and Board Know Their Role

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com In our first post about organizational governance, we concluded that there were three primary focal areas of governance: Identification of goals - aka purpose and vision Pursuit of those goals - aka strategy Social structure - how the...

Sometimes You Need to Starve a Golden Goose

Or at least put it on a diet? Considerations on Managing the capital invested in your business Photo by Alizee Marchand on Pexels.com A long-time board member for a family business I know regularly remarks that the family should "not starve the goose that lays the...

Organizational Governance and Its Discontents

Photo by Paul Seling on Pexels.com Since joining student government in 9th grade, I have seemingly been doing governance work for my entire adult life.  Over the course of time, I have been fortunate to serve in a governance role for a wide variety of...

Real Gurus in a World of TikTok Ones

Photo by Vraj Shah on Pexels.com In a world drowning in "expertise," we, in fact, suffer from an acute shortage of true gurus.   Easy publishing platforms, YouTube, Tiktok, etc. etc. have increased the access and opportunity for content creators to...

Placing The Family and Its Governance on the Same Plane

In the spring of 2001, as a high school senior, we went on a class trip to Italy.  It was an amazing trip where we were able to see a large portion of the country - more of a jet ski approach vs. scuba diving - though definitely age appropriate. Like any group of...


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