Business school senior leadership teams tell us that they really appreciate the time their advisors give to serve on their advisory boards. Often, we hear how careful schools are not to ask these very busy people to do too much.
In your next advisory board meeting, we suggest that you monitor how much of the meeting the school spends sharing information and how much time is spent actually listening to the views of all your external advisors sitting around the table.
From the work we have been doing listening to your advisors, I think the reality might surprise you…
Consider instead a deeper dive approach into fewer topics with workshop style interactions with your board members and watch their engagement and the value they are able to deliver soar.