Duty of Obedience
The duty of obedience is the third of the three legal duties of directors. Obedience sounds outdated; it’s training meant for our dogs. It implies that someone else is the “master.” We’d rather be flexible, nimble, strategic – obedient isn’t a word that fits with our perception of a leader. But rules facilitate the management of a society. We need stop lights, speed limits, and lane directions to allow the traffic to flow for everyone. The board is not only bound by the same rules as everyone else, it sets the example for others to follow. When it comes to the duty of obedience, actions speak louder than words and hypocrisy inflicts severe damage.
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