Board members charged with maintaining sound governance and trusted leadership are awash in duties and responsibilities, along with planning and directing club strategy. And that is before listening to voice messages, reading member emails or looking at social media accounts. While the issues are varied
On March 12, 1933, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt began his first of 20-some fireside chats simply stating, “I want to talk for a few minutes with the people of the United States about banking.” Roosevelt faced a bone-crushing economic depression that caused distrust in
Most clubs have now adopted the “gold standard” of club governance with a carefully prepared Board Policy Manual (BPM). Throughout travels across the country, we have seen that having a BPM—and using it properly—are two different propositions. To help you avoid the most common miscues,
Ladies and gentlemen, we are all on the same team. What an important message this is when trying to bridge the gap between boards and management. It is worth repeating: We are on the same team. A natural tension exists between club boards and management.
The founder of the Boy Scouts, an English solider named Robert Baden-Powell, coined the phrase “Be Prepared” in his 1908 handbook, “Scouting for Boys.” In his mind, if you are prepared, you are always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do
For the Outlook 2024 Pulse Survey question, “What do you think are the major issues affecting private clubs today?” one reply read: “Lack of volunteerism within the club, from committee involvement to sitting on the board of directors. Our newer members are not as engaged
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