Do you have a burning question for Dr. Misner? Ask on his Facebook page.
This week’s question comes from Dave in the US. Members of his group ask “Why” about everyone of BNI’s rules. (You can learn more about the attendance rule in Episode 436.)
The answers to this question are in Chapter 5 of Givers Gain, discussed in Episode 31 of this podcast. Every single policy in BNI was created by the members or approved by the members through the Board of Advisors, which is made up of BNI members. No one can present and defend decisions to a chapter like a member of that chapter.
Without rules, a game like ice hockey wouldn’t work. Without rules, BNI would be chaos. BNI members have learned this the hard way over the year. BNI won’t work without accountability, and without systems in place, there’s no way to have accountability. BNI’s entire infrastructure is all due to the experience and input of BNI members.
Another podcast that addresses this topic is Episode 162: “BNI Light Just Isn’t Right.”
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