A Great Idea: The Truth About Boards

I'm speaking at the ASAE 2011 Great Ideas Conference in Colorado Springs!

This coming Sunday I will be speaking at the ASAE Great Ideas Conference in Colorado Springs. I love this conference and haven't missed one yet. I have been speaking at them quite regularly now, and I like pushing the edge of the envelope with sessions here. Two years ago Jeff De Cagna and I did our Leadership Lessons from 80s Music session, which was definitely one of my favorites. Last year Maddie Grant and I did our Truth and Authenticity in the Digital Age session, which ended up being one of early steps to getting a book published together (later this year).

This year's session is called The Truth About Boards. It is taking the cover article I had in Associations Now last June and applying it more specifically to Board management. We in the association community tend to have a love/hate relationship with our Boards and are quick to point out their ongoing dysfunctions (which are very real). In this session I want to shine a light on some of those dysfunctions and explore our own role in perpetuating it. There are applications whether you are a CEO or a staffer, so join me from 2:45 to 4:00 on Sunday and be prepared to "handle" the truth. 


  1. 08.03.2011 at 11:17 am

    I look forward to your presentation.