|Most nonprofit leaders at some point are faced with the challenge of board members that complacent and not living up to their potential. The symptoms of complacency may include board members not showing up for meetings, members who are not completing their assignments and/or not participating in boardroom discussions.
It can difficult for the leadership to call people out on these types of behaviors and well-meaning leaders will often ignore inappropriate behaviors in an effort not to embarrass anyone. But, even a few complacent board members can frustrate and demoralize your active board members and create resentment between members.
Tips for engaging your complacent board members: