Non-profit associations function on an interesting governance premise – we have volunteer boards of directors who are relied upon to set the vision and direction the organization should take in pursuit of their vision and mission. All-too-often, boards gather around the table with the intention of representing a larger membership, and in some cases, industry, but are only informed by their own experience or personal network. Seeking insight and broader perspectives is an active choice on the part of governance and the association, and of the many paths to achieving listening mastery for our leadership, we most often rely upon reports as pre-reads before the board meeting. In focusing on this as a vehicle of knowledge growth, the level of knowledge mastery most often falls in one of the following levels – written in ascending knowledge potential:
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