Jack and Suzy Welch have a great article in this week’s BusinessWeek titled Directors Who Don’t Deliver. I’ve served on many boards and written plenty of board of directors, including my personal favorite board of director post titled Boards That Are Not Bored.
The Welch’s describe five types of dysfunctional board members: the do-nothing, the white flag, the cabalist, the meddler, and the pontificator. If you’ve ever served on a board, you probably know at least one of these dudes. Hopefully, you (and me) haven’t been one of them.