In the non-profit sector boards can be as much of a help as hindrance. As noted in one of the other commentators, governance style needs to be determined. The operational board, (hands on, daily decisions on maintenance to promotions) needs to hire a manager type person to be on site. The Policy Board (sets policy & goals) should hire a director type person to handle daily details. The hired leader who is under the impression he is the director when the board thinks they are operational is a mix for failure. Likewise the opposite is true. The board needs to decide what they are going to be then hire accordingly. With the right combination the Board can be a valuable asset to the progress of the organization.