Questions Before Countdown

I am a couple weeks from concluding nine years of service as a trustee at an independent school.  It has been a pleasure to serve and I have learned as much during my role as a trustee as when I was student.  Much has been accomplished by the school and some of it can be attributed to the Board’s leadership and partnership with the Head of School.  There is also a list of opportunities not seized and communications missed.  All this brings me to two questions that I recently came across in discussions with a consulting client. 

Before my term on the Board expires I want to….? 
If this organization could be anything I wish it were ….?
The answers to these questions may reveal much about our individual goals and areas of focus when asked of trustees (or staff, volunteers, donors, etc) in the early part of their terms.  
What questions do you ask those who serve your cause?

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