1. Members join boards of organizations they don’t really care about. They fail to commit and fail to be engaged. The idea still exists that service on a board of directors is an “honorary” recognition, and it is not–it IS a lot of work
After many years of working with a variety of organizations, helping them to be all they choose to be, I realize the most valuable service of an outsider is to ask the “right” questions. For the organization that truly wants to grow/improve, a well-placed question puts it squarely on the helpful path of introspection and self-discovery.