I am going to take the following thoughts out of the context of a Christian Science Monitor article because I believe there is enough "here" to add some framing wisdom for a Board Chair and board members who at times may struggle to get through a meeting and/or reach decisions.
If you are part of a group, does it seem hard to get things done – and done rightly? Setting public policy, governing a nonprofit agency, serving on a jury, running a household, or sitting on a planning board, all demand unity of thought and action. But effective teamwork sometimes can seem like a pipe dream, as divergent opinions and personalities elbow one another, delaying action and forestalling progress.
Everyone on a team wants the best outcome. Each one wants to see good prevail. Just as a beam of light can be broken down into the fundamental colors of the spectrum, goodness can be further delineated as progress, unity, harmony, order, logic, helpfulness, aid, justice, integrity and so on. What member of a team would not want to see such qualities of good manifested?