Do you hate icebreakers? In this post, I’ll fill you in on why you shouldn’t and share a few icebreakers that can build trust and connection with your team.
Most founders start with what I call the “Friends of the Founder” boards. I’m talking about your tight knit circle. Maybe family, or even chosen family–either way they are 150% behind your mission and delighted to say, “Yes!”
You can agree to begin 2021 with endless to-do’s. Everything is a priority. So much noise. Stress. Anxiety. Or… you can take a different path.
OK, you can only pick one. I’ll give you two hints. (1) It’s not the financial statement. (2) It’s not a rock star executive director. Thinking caps on?
“Can you look through your contacts and identify folks you will talk to about our organization? We need names.” Why is this such a difficult question for board members? Here’s a way to get your board to share contacts.
Think about your last board retreat. You’ve invested all this time and money. Your board members gave up a Friday night and full day on Saturday. And yet, just months later, they can barely even remember the agenda, much less any outcomes. Wow. This is NOT OK! Here’s how to do a whole lot better.
Let me break it down for you: The roles and responsibilities of the Executive Director, the board chair, and the grey area where you need to work together.