“To err is human,” and as we all ruefully know, nonprofit board members and executive directors are typically human. Here are some of the biggest mistakes we make:
1. Falling in love with the executive director and letting love diminish critical thinking: Even if you have the world’s greatest CEO, that CEO will benefit from your bringing your scrutiny and thinking to the organization’s work and to his or her performance. Being in love is great, but bring up the issue of getting the dishes done.