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Model Engagement: Tools for Better Board Measurement

Model Engagement: Tools for Better Board Measurement

By Barbara Thomason, ION, PCED
Published in Chamber Executive Magazine, Winter 2017

An effective board of directors is integral to the success of a chamber of commerce because it provides strategic direction for the organization. Building a vibrant, forward-thinking board is a critical step in building a vibrant, forward-thinking organization. Because of the role a board plays, the chamber executive must guide the development of the board to ensure its balance and makeup best serves the interests of the organization and community. 

The Board Spectra and Board Interaction Model can assist a chamber executive in board development. First use the Board Spectra to determine where you board is currently and where it should be. Then examine the Board Interaction Model to look at what kind of individuals are needed in the next term to help the organization reach its strategic objectives.  READ MORE



About Everything DiSC®: Theory and Research

About Everything DiSC®: Theory and Research

Studies have shown that there is a strong positive relationship between the effectiveness of a healthcare provider’s communication skills and his patient’s tendency to follow through with medical recommendations, selfmanage a chronic medical condition, and assume preventative health practices. Additionally, the quality of communication within a team of employees or providers affects job satisfaction, retention rates, and patient satisfaction and safety.

Thus, healthcare providers must have effective communication skills to relay sensitive health information, as well as to establish trusting relationships within a team of providers, including doctors, nurses, staff, and other healthcare professionals. Spectrum Health, an integrated healthcare system based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has recognized this need and has invested significant time and energy to improving communication and relationships. READ MORE



Everything DiSC® - History

Everything DiSC® History

DiSC has a long-standing history rooted in psychology and research. Since the 1920s, the DiSC model has evolved and expanded into a multi-faceted learning solution designed to deliver personalized insights that foster engagement and collaboration in today’s ever-changing workplace. Take a journey back in time and learn about the landmark events that have helped shape what Everything DiSC is today. READ MORE



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