Forgiving a board member

I’ve been working with a board of directors for about one year. One member of the board has been a challenge for me in a variety of ways. He knows no boundaries, practices rapid takeover, appears to have some communication issues, speaks with authority on all subjects and generally bad mouths the organization’s leadership whenever possible. He has marginalized me at every turn. I feel angry and hurt by his behavior. Suddenly, I began to filter my own “ego-driven” feelings through a compassion filter and now I’m concerned for him and his anger. Why does he need to do what he does? What is he really looking for in this role? How do I find a way to make him a friend. He is on my path for a reason. I am being prepared for something through this person.

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