Category: Board Room

Success Cycle

Our approach to marketing involves a holistic consideration of the many activities and processes necessary for successful marketing. There are a variety of overlaps, where one marketing element can be tweaked to serve in another area, making the marketing process…

Value Based Boards

The values of the owner(s), board members and organizational leaders determine, both directly and indirectly, the culture of the organization, which in turn is a major determinate of the success of the organization. In other words, successful values produce successful…

Say It Well

Words and communication are like the oil of the engine of business. Words and communication insure or ruin the smooth interaction of the various parts. Copy must be clean and the weight should match the engine requirements (the business needs).…

Purpose

Application Purpose Principle Passion Virtue Character Calling Leadership Grace Christ Purpose is central to a good life. Pursuing a career, raising a family, devotion to a vocation (job), and acquiring wealth are perhaps the most widespread long-term purposes that make…

Principle

Application Purpose Principle Passion Virtue Character Calling Leadership Grace Christ Principles¹ are tools for decision making that bring the moral² basis of decisions into focus. Recognizing the moral context of our decisions must precede any attempt to resolve related difficulties.…

Policy Oversight

Principles¹ Organizations exist to meet specified ends (purposes). Ends (purposes) and means (policies) are different. Board means and staff means are different. Means delegation policy is best described by identifying what to avoid rather than what to do. Accountability is…

Passion for Work

Application Purpose Principle Passion Virtue Character Calling Leadership Grace Christ We usually think of passion as a kind of conviction, like love. We say, “I am passionate about this or that.” And it is true that passion is a kind…

Non-Profit Marketing

Do secular marketing principles work with non-profit organizations, i.e, churches, ministries, religious colleges, universities, etc.? Yes and no. Of course they do what they are designed to do—bring maximum profits to the bottom line. But is that the mission of…

More Than Money

Board Room More Than Money Bored Dumb Board Development Board Fundamentals This is the first in a series of articles that examine some of the analysis and solutions provided by the work of John Carver and his Policy Governance® model…

Management Model

Every organization must have a model, foundation or some sort of basis of evaluation. We use a model developed by James Regal. It posits four primary areas of business administration that must be managed by every business, five if you…