Lowell Noteboom

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Avoiding a Governance Deficit
Lowell Noteboom, Chair, League of American Orchestras Former Board Chair, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Avoiding a Governance Deficit: Part 1 by Lowell Noteboom

In this vlog, governance expert, Lowell Noteboom describes some of the essential steps that board members can take to correct any governance deficits that may exist in their orchestras. Based on the work of management guru, Jim Collins, Noteboom describes three critical steps that board members can take to improve governance: 1) Getting the right people on the board bus, with everyone in the right seats; 2) Fostering a culture of discipline, with disciplined leaders, thought and action; and 3) Focusing energy and attention on the stuff that really matters.

Avoiding a Governance Deficit: Part 2 by Lowell Noteboom

In this vlog, governance expert, Lowell Noteboom explores four specific tools to help board members keep their orchestras on the right track and avoid a governance deficit. These steps include: 1) Accessing the right information; 2) Understanding the information and its implications for your orchestra; 3) Creating a vision informed by your reality, coupled with a clear, ambitious strategy to realize your vision; and 4) Building the discipline to stick to your strategy and see it through to a successful outcome, regardless of road blocks along the way.