Boards That Make a Difference: A New Design for Leadership in Nonprofit and Public Organizations / Edition 3

Boards That Make a Difference: A New Design for Leadership in Nonprofit and Public Organizations / Edition 3

by John Carver
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0787976164

ISBN-13: 9780787976163

Pub. Date: 02/24/2006

Publisher: Wiley

In this revised and updated third edition, Carver continues to debunk the entrenched beliefs and habits that hobble boards and to replace them with his innovative approach to effective governance. This proven model offers an empowering and fundamental redesign of the board role and emphasizes values, vision, empowerment of both the board and staff, and strategic

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In this revised and updated third edition, Carver continues to debunk the entrenched beliefs and habits that hobble boards and to replace them with his innovative approach to effective governance. This proven model offers an empowering and fundamental redesign of the board role and emphasizes values, vision, empowerment of both the board and staff, and strategic ability to lead leaders. Policy Governance gives board members and staff a new approach to board job design, board-staff relationships, the role of the chief executive, performance monitoring, and virtually every aspect of the board-management relationship. This latest edition has been updated and expanded to include explanatory diagrams that have been used by thousands of Carver's seminar participants. It also contains illustrative examples of Policy Governance model policies that have been created by real-world organizations. In addition, this third edition of Boards That Make a Difference includes a new chapter on model criticisms and the challenges of governance research.

Boards That Make a Difference can help your board empower both board and staff, eliminate trivia, establish a meaningful organizational direction, clarify roles, plan productive meetings, establish officers and committees that work, and provide the leadership for which governing boards exist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787976163
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/24/2006
Series:
J-B Carver Board Governance Series, #6
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
250,268
Product dimensions:
9.18(w) x 10.88(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

A New Vision for Governing Boards.
Policy as a Leadership Tool.
Designing Policies That Make a Difference.
Focusing on Results: Clarifying and Sustaining the Organization's Mission.
Setting Limits: Standards of Ethics and Prudence.
Strong Boards Need Strong Executives: The Board-Executive Relationship.
The Board's Responsibility for Itself.
Officers and Committees.
Policy Development by Levels.
Making Meetings Work.
Redefining Excellence in Governance: Strategies for Board Leadership.

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