Sometimes I write multiple blogs at a time. And then schedule them into the future. Sometimes I have so many thoughts crashing around in my brain that I have to write multiple blogs and a newsletter or two all in one sitting!
So I’m still in the plane flying to Anchorage. The students in Cohort 25 just keep inspiring me – so I keep writing.
Here’s another errant thought:
- Have you asked your board members how satisfied they are with board meetings? For example:
- Are we talking about the right stuff?
- Have we provided you with the right information to talk effectively about the right stuff?
- Have all of us together create a safe environment to ask questions, challenges our own assumptions and those of others, talk candidly…And disagree?!?!?
Notice that these are evaluative-type questions. These are not the type’s of questions that would, necessarily, generate conversation. These questions might just produce responses on a likert scale.
I think that’s okay for this kind of evaluation. Then the board can talk about the results. Because sometimes we’re just so mad at the board and we blame everything on the board members. And we forget to look in the mirror at ourselves!