Galvin and Associates

Problem: Board keeps giving advice



In the spirit of being helpful, board members often offer advice to the organizational leader regarding operational details, solving a problem, or making a decision. But if a board offers advice, can an organizational leader ignore the advice? For a governing board that wants to delegate management of the organization, advice giving regarding operations is out of bounds. For a managing board that wants to operate at a high level, they either make the decision or delegate it. They also want to stay out of the weeds. In general, advice giving is a total waste of breath if the organizational leader is not asking for advice.

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