Board & CEO Fusion
The Board’s job is to assess the CEO’s list of objectives. The Board determines whether the challenges and opportunities have been accurately targeted and the issues properly developed and crafted.
This can be a defining moment for the institution, for it is here that the Board and the CEO together make the future happen. There must be a fusion, total agreement, on the institution’s priorities and strategic direction.
The same is true of the Chief Development Officer. Are the prior agreed upon objectives on target? If there hasn’t been an understanding (in writing) it can be a serious failure of management.