Framing is everything

The frame makes the picture

It’s amazing what a good mat and frame can do for a piece of art. Choosing those things is an art in itself. The same applies to board policies.

In this practical guidance for board governance series, I have thus far considered why and how the board must own its responsibility for good governance and suggested some practical ways by which the board may exercise its responsibilities. I suggested that boards must learn to frame their issues, craft their policies, and limit their solutions in terms of endsrather than means. In my last post, I offered two questions that are useful for filtering and framing matters that may arise:

  • Is this matter really a board issue?
  • How can we resolve this issue in terms of ends rather than means?

— Ralph Enlow | 4thoughtleaders Blog

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