As an Executive Director of a Non-profit, you’ve got board members that have volunteered with the hopes of making a change. But for all their good intentions, many of them are ill-prepared to make the decisions necessary for the changes they envisioned. I can speak from experience.
As a former board director and later an Executive Director myself, I’ve had to deal with board members who didn’t understand the role of the board. Many wanted to micromanage everything while others didn’t seem to think their role as a board member even mattered.
It felt at sometimes like you’d literally have to jump on the hood of their car to get their attention! Most didn’t realize the weight that their decisions had on the entire organization. It can be incredibly frustrating dealing with board members like these.