This is a revised Chapter 6, in the book, “Creating a Life Together” (Diana Leafe Christian. She re-wrote this chapter based on her own experience and the experiences of others. Diana has coached our team and we are continuing to use her services. You can learn more about her at her website https://dianaleafechristian.org
We are adopting Sociocracy 3.0 as our governing system which will hopefully alleviate the problems described in this chapter. Diana recommends Sociocracy as the ideal governing system. My research and experience has guided me to recommend this to our Mission Circle (similar to a board of directors) and we are trying this out. Here is an article that describes the difference between Sociocracy and Sociocracy 3.0
Here is a google doc with the entire chapter.