If you’ve listened to all the episodes thus far, you should have a good understanding of what governance is and what the board is meant to do. In this episode, I start to get more practical. That is, how does the board fulfill its strategic and conformance functions. I focus this episode around board meetings as that is, predominantly, where the board makes its decisions. But effective board meetings are not just about what happens from when the meeting is opened and when the meeting ends. Important work is done both before and after any board meeting. If you’re an experienced director or new to governance, this episode should leave you with something new to help improve your board.

Any questions or comments? Get in touch at [email protected] or Twitter @GeoffSchoenberg 

This project, “A Collaborative Approach to Sustainable Sport Governance Transformation in India”, received grant funding from the Australia-India Council of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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February 17th, 2012

Some lessons take a long time…

The worst emotional moment of my life happened close to three years ago.

The best thing that could have happened to me happened that same day.

The after effects led to new jobs, countless tears, world travels, periods of cynicism and optimism, fun and failed relationships and a whole lot more. Yes, three years ago I was broken up with and so my life path changed from being a comfortable and well-scripted romantic comedy to an unsolved mystery that features a random Zach Galifianakis style character to keep things fun.

February 14th, 2012

The moment I wait for…

My Valentines day special… A twist from my normal writing style/blog theme… “The moment I wait for”

February 10th, 2012

Another letter to future Geoff…

Dear Lonely Future Geoff:

I am writing to you from Melbourne in February of 2012. You’ve just had a great weekend that involved drinks with a couple of different friends on Friday, some yoga sessions, an entertaining professional soccer game, a great 30th birthday celebration for some other friends on Sunday, and then a Super Bowl BBQ on Monday. This is pretty sweet, and it’s probably the sort of weekend you’re wishing you were having right now.

February 3rd, 2012

A letter to an angry, frustrated, and overwhelmed future Geoff

Hello Future Geoff,

You should be reading this when you are bashing your head against the wall wondering what possessed you to study a PhD. As present Geoff is very excited to begin a PhD, it seems to make sense to try and harness some of that positivity and put it here, so you can access it whenever you need to.

First. Take a breath. It will be okay. Second, go get a beer, it will help dull the pain in your head.


January 30th, 2012

The Decision

Sadly nobody has offered me a live ESPN television special for me to announce what is coming next in my […]

January 25th, 2012

A return to blogging…

So, this site has been rather dormant over the last little while. Sorry about that. As anyone who has ever […]

November 17th, 2011


I’ve started a new blog. It’s called Gratitude Letters and its at

The purpose of the new site is to provide an opportunity for people to express gratitude and to read gratitude expressed to others. Eventually, I’d like the website to have a wide collection of letters written by all who would like to contribute.

That’s it for now, so go, check it out. And, if you want to write a letter… email me at gkschoenberg (at) gmail (dot) com with questions or submissions.


And, thanks for reading my blog. I appreciate it.

September 6th, 2011

Listen. Care. Love. Give.

August 26th, 2011

I am not successful. By your measures.

I do not own a car.
I am nowhere near owning a house.
I’m not married or engaged or, really, anywhere remotely close.
I still do not know what my ‘career’ might be.

August 14th, 2011

The Same Conversation

It seems like 90% of my conversations these days at some point discuss what I am going to do once I finish my thesis. Here’s the answer…