Board's that have focused parameters in how they operate can stay out of the "operational weeds", as Dan Busby says. Having the policies in place can make this a reality for your board. Also, how often are we listening to the tap, tap, tap of the Holy Spirit in the Board room. Here at ECFA, we've been encouraging boards to make this a priority at every meeting!
Dan and John have released another book for Nonprofit Boards, aptly named, "More Lessons from the Nonprofit Boardroom." Click the link to get your copy!