If You Don’t Like How Things Are Going, Tell a New Story
Every one of us can take this to heart:
Here’s a For Impact example of how to ‘tell a different story.’ It’s an excerpt from our On Boards guidebook. The best way to begin improving the dynamics of your Board relationship is to Change the Story.
What is the current ‘STORY’ you’re telling yourself about your Board? (Known from now on as “old stories!”)
They won’t give us names.
They won’t ask their friends for money.
We can’t get new and better Board Members.
We are stuck with ‘Legacy’ Board Members.
We all dread Board Meetings.
WHAT IF… you change that ‘STORY’ to one that sounded like this – Your NEW story:
Our individual Board Members help us at 14,000’ around our Strategy.
Our Board truly understands their role when it comes to funding … and they love it.
Successful community leaders who believe in our Cause and our Case are fighting to get on our Board.
We have had great conversations with our entire Board about the ‘BUS’… where it’s going and who needs to be on it. Those who are not in alignment with our direction have gracefully and gratefully accepted either Emeritus status or rotated off the Board.
Our Board Meetings are now Memorable Experiences … exciting opportunities to both see and talk about our Impact! We can’t wait for the next one.
You control the Board ‘Story!’ It can be a negative story or a positive story. Your choice.
Either way, it will become a self-fulfilling prophecy.