Board Performance

Understanding the Meaning of “Speaking With One Voice”

By Michael Healy 189 March-April 2017 Boards of directors regularly struggle with the concept of “speaking with one voice”— primarily because the concept has a dual meaning. Within the context of Policy Governance, which many food co-op boards use, the principle of board holism is sometimes described as “speaking with [...]

Board Self-Evaluation

presented by Thane Joyal and Michael Healy with guests Rose Marie Klee from Wheatsville Co-op, Austin Cari Witcher, Menomonie Market Food Co-op, Menomonie, WI Peter Hammond, Outpost Natural Foods Cooperative, Milwaukee, WI The live session took place on: Wed, April 15, 2009     Related Cooperative Grocer article: Making Yourself Accountable - [...]

Helping Build a Thriving Future for Food Cooperatives

By Marilyn Scholl 102 September - October - 2002 Long before "just do it" became part of the American lexicon, the teenaged Homer Hickam, inspired by the launch of Sputnik in 1957 and fueled by a desire to beat the Russians at the space race, decided he also needed to [...]