The exceptional board would have a perfect balance of newer members, individuals who have been on the board for a number of years, and members who have longer tenure and may be leaving the board soon. Each of these individuals or groups can be thought to be in different phases of board service. We can illustrate a balanced board with a Board Contribution Curve.

In this video, I explain the phases on the Board Contribution Curve. I also encourage you to compare your board to the curve to see if you have that exceptional board. I also give you three things that you can do to ensure you have a good balance on your board.

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