Board Members With Battle Axes

There’s one on every board: the board member with a battle ax.  Whether they’re leading a rebellion against the executive director or upending every board meeting, these board members can destroy the reputation of your organization, scare your executive director and staff away, and make the board’s job extremely difficult.  In this episode, Susan Schmidt, CEO of Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, will talk about the worst board member archetypes and how to handle their extreme behaviors. We’ll even discuss how an Elmo doll can keep order in a board meeting!