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Are Our Hands Really Tied That Tightly?

April 22, 2015 0 Comments

“Look, our hands are tied.  We’ve got to make do with the people they send us.”  This is what the CEO of a transportation authority said in a workshop on board capability building I was conducting a couple of years iStock_000020585606Largeago.  I’d made the pretty obvious point early in the meeting that boards of directors weren’t an abstract organizational entity; rather, they were living, breathing people, and that the quality of a board’s governing decisions were heavily dependent on the particular people making up the board at any given time.  Sure, I acknowledged, there were other important factors, like a … Read the rest

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