The role might be:
None of these roles leverages the full opportunity of what boards can do. Executive directors and CEO’s can help their boards learn to slide from one beneficial role to another.
- Board members may be able to rally members during times of change.
- Your board can support and even cheerlead you through necessary but unpopular decisions.
- Boards can help you see things you wouldn’t see otherwise and look at the world through a different lens.
- The collective brainpower of boards can help you identify all the tradeoffs while considering big strategic problems.
Likely change will happen at a scale, and with a swiftness, we have not witnessed before. An agile and well-intentioned board can help staff be successful.