Michael Healy

CDS Consulting Co-op

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Author's Articles

Title Issue Date

Boards of directors regularly struggle with the concept of “speaking with one voice”— primarily because the concept has a dual meaning.

189 March-April 2017 April 4, 2017

Co-ops bring to life their member-owners’ common values, and for most co-ops these include a desire for the co-op to be a great workplace.

184 May-June 2016 June 2, 2016

As a director, you may notice or hear things about your co-op that may be cause for concern—or are at least worth asking about.

182 January-February 2016 February 5, 2016

In many co-ops, the manager and board of directors function effectively as a leadership team.

177 March-April 2015 May 27, 2015

When it comes to numbers and data, context matters.

173 July - August 2014 August 25, 2014

Why does the work of measuring the co-op's accomplishments and telling the co-op's story matter?

159 March - April - 2012 April 9, 2012

Here it comes again: the monthly board meeting. You’ve figured out child care for the fourth Monday of every month, that version of parental Olympics where Mom runs out the door as Dad runs in.

146 January - February - 2010 December 31, 2009

This article contains charts not pictured. You can download the pdf version with charts here.

135 March - April - 2008 April 22, 2008
Alexis de Tocqueville, in the first half of the 19th century, visited our still-wet-behind-the-ears nation and penned his famous treatise Democracy in America.
118 May - June - 2005 June 6, 2005