Positive – looks for ways to solve challenges
Prepared – reads the materials
Patient – understands group decision making can be tortuous
Proprietary – doesn’t reveal inappropriate information
Parsimonious – isn’t consumed with cutting costs
Participatory – helps when needed
Qualified – has interest or experience in our area
Quiet – knows when to listen as well as when to talk
Quack – is not a fraudulent or ignorant pretender
Quandary – is not inclined to worry about what to do
Quarrelsome – is not inclined to quarrel
Querulous – is not full of complaints
As you think about new board members, do you consider their Ps and Qs? Your list of criteria undoubtedly includes many additional items. Don’t leave the search for new candidates to the last minute and then fuss about board members that aren’t engaged. Nominating is your most important committee. Their decisions shape your future. Vote thoughtfully.
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