Removing an underperforming Board member is an exercise that must be handled with care especially if the director in question still feels passionately about the organization, but are unsuitable for future tenure. One way to approach this area is to maintain high standards from the beginning.
This can be reiterated through a Board Charter, or Standards of Behavior document. If the Board member is then not meeting these expectations, then they are counseled and invited to change or resign. This episode of the 'Conscious CEO Series' looks at many more strategies available to you when a director needs to be removed from the Board.