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Flamingo-like boards

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Sep 10, 2020 9:00:00 AM

I was wondering about flamingos recently, and it led to a little research. I had caught myself saying that a well-developed organization with a weak board is like a flamingo — a being that stands on a straw-like leg.  It was a way of describing the diagram below (more about that in a minute). My nagging question was whether the image of a flamingo was a good analogy, since we don’t actually see flamingos tipping over. We do, however, see seemingly successful organizations toppling over from board and executive-level scandals, two recent examples being Liberty University and McDonald’s.  
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Topics: Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Maestro-level Leaders, Stability, Stable Boards

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