Tracy E. Houston

Tracy E. Houston, M.A. president of Board Resource Services, is a board advisory consultant and executive coach headquartered in the Denver area. She conducts board evaluations and assists boards with a variety of issues that increase effectiveness. She can be reached at  or ;eBooks:


Articles by Tracy E. Houston

Reading for the plane
Five new leadership and management titles

Changes in the boardroom
Observations from a board advisor

The risks and benefits of board bias
It can be valuable or a disaster

A board’s impact on the Affordable Care Act rollout
Would it have made a difference?

The tech-savvy board
Risk, strategy and the competitive edge

The engaged employee
Here's your company's competitive edge

Strategic assumptions
Why they are key to effective planning

Board evals: Getting it right
Actionable input is critical

Does your board lead?
An interview with Bob and Gregg Vanourek

A new era for boards and shareholders
Dodd-Frank has changed the playing field

The CEO search: Board members, beware
Thoughtful succession planning is critical

The wild, wild world of compliance
It's a whole new game

Future directors: Five key areas for questions
Before getting "on board," exercise due diligence

Next director: Five key traits for the nominating committee
Can you afford another Ivy League ego?

The board’s role in IT oversight
Attacks can come from inside and outside

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