I often hear executives complain about their boards. Many of the comments sound like this:
- My board is disengaged. I understand that they are busy and I don’t want to ask for too much, but I can barely get them to come to meetings.
- My board doesn’t take responsibility for their own work. Why do I have to cajole them when they should be attending to their own affairs?
- My board doesn’t understand what our staff even does. They want to get involved in the day-to-day work and don’t see that they’re micromanaging.