Monthly Archives: May 2015

THE TRUSTEE ‘COACH’, PART I. . .

Greenleaf writes: If trustees posit a role for themselves that will enable them to be influential in raising the performance of the total institution to the optimal, they confront a difficult problem: how to carry that role ‘as a group.’ … Continue reading

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CONSCIENTIOUS TRUSTEES WILL. . .

Greenleaf writes: …trusteeship is a social role that needs to be explicitly conceptualized by each trustee group. Further, conscientious trustees will accept (1) that it is not sufficient just to understand their role, (2) that how they should carry that … Continue reading

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TRUSTEE JUDGMENT, PART II. . .

Gentle reader, I refer you to PART I in order to read Greenleaf’s quote; for our purposes this morning I will note the last part of his quote, the part I will comment on today. Greenleaf wrote: (5) because trustees … Continue reading

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TRUSTEE JUDGMENT, PART I. . .

Greenleaf writes: What is trustee judgment? It is a meld of the following unique aspects of the role of trustee: (1) trustees have the perspective of detachment that no insider can have; (2) they have their own information source that … Continue reading

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TRUSTEES – WHAT IS WANTED. . .

Greenleaf writes: …what is wanted is a fresh analysis of trustee information needs and a design of presentations that are carefully tailored to facilitate the specific judgments and decisions trustees will make. Carefully and imaginatively designed trustee information will serve … Continue reading

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TRUSTEE INFORMATION. . .

Greenleaf writes: Who will secure the information for the trustees? One of the functions of the chairman is to see that the trustees are properly informed… How shall trustee information be presented and utilized? By a minimum of written material … Continue reading

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TRUSTEES – WHAT DO THEY NEED TO KNOW?

Greenleaf writes: What do trustees need to know? They need to know what is required to carry the four major functions of trustees… (1)Set the goals and define the obligations, (2) appoint the top executive and design the top administrative … Continue reading

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