Case Studies

Case Study: Association of Staff Physician Recruiters

A few years ago, the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters embarked on a journey to strengthen their board. Members of the board recognized that they were expending a great deal of energy that at times felt diffuse and unfocused. They had questions about board structure and strategy. They sought to understand how they could most effectively govern a burgeoning national organization with nearly 4000 members.

— Frank Gallagher
Chair Elect
Association of Staff Physician Recruiters

Simply stated, we couldn’t have done it without Jim and his team. He provided a framework, guidelines, and a clear pathway to success.

Jim was particularly cognizant of our internal political environment—the dynamics at play on our board, the diverse needs and expectations of our leadership council and members, and the sensitivities of our culture and traditional practices. Jim helped us understand the rationale for change, using examples from other organizations and documented proven practices. He helped us work through restructuring not for the sake of change, but because it was evident that such change was supportive of our association and its members.

In few short years we have transformed from a roll up your sleeves operating board to one that is strategically aligned with our vision with an emphasis on governance and oversight. In short, we’re more effective at getting the right things done. We’ve moved from an annual checklist of activities to a focus on strategic themes that will impact and benefit our members.

We now have a leadership development structure to proactively identify future leaders; and a board structure that allows members to work within a sound framework for effective governance.

I’ve learned a lot each time I talk with Jim—I get to ask the questions and I get good answers.

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