When a new hire gets caught between the longstanding CEO and an overly involved board chair (and must manage a resentful staff, to boot), misery ensues.
When a new boss has the entire organization walking on eggshells, a staff member begins to dread going in to the office.
Befuddled by the machinations of your board? Perplexed by your ED’s past and present practices? Dr. Conflict comes to the rescue!
It’s tough enough to deal with differences when you have the power to influence the participants. But what if you don’t have enough power? Dr. Conflict has three tips to facilitating board members working together when factions arise.
You may think that a personnel committee is a necessity for a well-functioning board, but Dr. Conflict assures you otherwise. The board governs but does not manage the organization; personnel matters are not its job.
Whether buried conflicts in the workplace or a pathological executive director, no problem is too difficult for the good doctor.