In most private clubs, the Nominating Committee sets the future of the club. The Nominating Committee, the proverbial queen- or kingmaker, profoundly influences the tone and tenor of club governance. It is advisable that all understand the charter’s significance for the Nominating Committee because it
Your brand is in everything that you do … and that you fail to do. When your club executes a terrific member-guest event, that is your brand. When your employees tell their friends and relatives how proud they are to work with you at the
IT WAS NEW YORK MAYOR Ed Koch, who served from 1978 to 1989, asking the man-on-the-street New Yorkers the endless question, “How’m I doing?” Many performance scientists warn that such clumsy tactics are ineffective and unreliable. In addition, there is no measurement in Hizzoner’s approach.
Leadership in private clubs is under tremendous pressure arising from the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to data collected by GGA Partners in its June 2020 global survey of club members. In A Member’s Perspective: The Shifting Private Club Landscape, GGA researchers collected responses from more than
MILLENNIALS ARE INDIVIDUALS born between 1981 and 1996; there are approximately 83.5 million people in this group, according to the U.S. Census. Much attention has been given to this emerging market for today’s private clubs. In fact, millennials are the future of most private clubs.
EFFECTIVE COMMITTEES are made of compendious charters. Chartering board committees requires clarity of thought and mission. Clarity arises from specificity within the committee charter. When chartering committees there are two touchstones to reference. First, the club bylaws dictate certain mandatory committees that support effective governance. Second,
Change has engulfed and will define us. Change usually arrives suddenly and without warning. Change often seems threatening until one develops an understanding that change is a certainty that can be made highly advantageous. Ginni Rometty, executive chair of IBM, told Fortune magazine editor Alan Murray, “There
Large capital construction projects bring with them myriad risks, opportunities and potential disruptions to everyday life for both club management and the membership. As such, it is critically important that consideration is given to the individual roles and responsibilities of each member of the project
THE NOTION OF “GOING ROGUE” conjures up ideas of defiance or independence. In many clubs, directors are dealing with rogue board members. Nowadays, rogue board members are people who either feel marginalized and unheard by fellow board members or who are unprincipled leaders who place their
CYBERSECURITY is a threat to your club. The club manager in a Nebraska club faced the unhappy task of calling his members to tell them that their personal information has been hacked from the club’s records. The members’ reactions were predictably along the lines of “How