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In Trust newsletter logo July 31, 2013

All hands needed on the governance deck, and noses, too

Horse Nose"Noses in, fingers out." That's what many boards believe.

But guest blogger Rebekah Burch Basinger says that this approach is all wrong, and the demarcation between governance and management is not that clear.


How much information is helpful to boards?

Which is better -- a 99-word paragraph or a table with four data points? Guest blogger Timothy Lincoln says he'd rather have vital information presented in one simple table than in a richly textured narrative.


Growing two green thumbs
RoseManaging a board can be an ongoing struggle against human nature, and even on the best cultivated boards someone at some time is going get a bee in their bonnet and undermine the board’s efforts.


Explore a top topic in seminary leadership

see resources on shared governanceView articles, blog posts, and other resources on the topic of shared governance in seminaries.

Read more about other popular topics in theological school governance here.

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