Articles by Rosie Yeo
Rosie Yeo is a strategist who works with boards, executive teams and stakeholder groups facilitating high-stakes strategic planning and complex policy debates. Her work with non-profits, government agencies and corporate clients gives Rosie unique insights into how organisations surface new ideas and bring smart strategies to life. As a speaker on strategy, innovation and leadership development, Rosie combines real-life examples, expert insights and creative thinking to offer pragmatic solutions to boardroom and executive challenges. Rosie is a trusted strategic adviser, non-executive Director, former lobbyist and ministerial staffer. She has worked with organisations including Pain Australia, Headache Australia, Actuaries Institute, ASPECT, Medicines Australia, Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities, and Tourism Australia. Rosie is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of Professional Speakers Australia.
Association Boards: Getting to "Yay!"
Board consensus is not about reaching lowest common denominator, grudging agreements, but about making decisions together that board members accept and can actively support, particularly when communicating them to stakeholders and association members. While all boards have their unique quirks and strengths, association boards can face particular challenges in reaching genuine consensus for action on major strategic issues. Here are three key challenges I’ve identified as experienced by many associations, and some practical, easy-to-implement ideas for overcoming them.