Question: Some of our Board members are criticizing our Executive Director far too much. He has barely completed his first year, and already there is criticism for the major changes he has made. Can you help me with some reasons to give our Board as to why they should follow the leadership of the Executive Director we have chosen?
Answer: I most certainly agree that your Executive Director needs your Board’s support. An Executive Director (or whatever title you give to your Chief Executive Officer) can only function with the authority that comes from the Board. The Board that has chosen the CEO must provide him with the authorization and resources he needs to fulfill the demanding role of leadership.
The difficult challenge for any board, however, is to define what support is. Read more