Creating Caring and Capable Boards: Reclaiming the Passion for Active Trusteeship / Edition 1

Creating Caring and Capable Boards: Reclaiming the Passion for Active Trusteeship / Edition 1

by Katherine Tyler Scott, Katherine Tyler Scott, Bernard Scott
     
 

There are millions of people who serve on nonprofit boards each year. As trustees, they must not only lead their organizations to success but also act with knowledge, wisdom, and a deep regard for the common good. This unique book recognizes that trustee leadership must achieve far more than administrative and fiduciary success: instead, it offers a new vision

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There are millions of people who serve on nonprofit boards each year. As trustees, they must not only lead their organizations to success but also act with knowledge, wisdom, and a deep regard for the common good. This unique book recognizes that trustee leadership must achieve far more than administrative and fiduciary success: instead, it offers a new vision of trustee leadership that embodies caring, effective governance. Written for board members, nonprofit executives, and leadership consultants, Creating Caring and Capable Boards presents a new and proven model of board leadership—one that can be used to educate boards and staff in the philosophy of service. This leadership model can also serve as a framework for implementing strategies more effectively. Based on more than ten years of practical experience, this step-by-step process can help new and experienced trustees to refine their understanding of the organizational mission while improving their ability to lead cohesively. Author Katherine Tyler Scott also explores the historical context of board service, explains the duties of board trustees, and offers straightforward exercises for real-world application. For years, this approach was only available in workshops conducted by Trustee Leadership Development, Inc. Now boards and nonprofit teams can refer to a single, reliable source for thoughtful advice and the latest insights on trustee leadership. Much more than a guide, this groundbreaking book invites boards to renew their commitment to improving the social sector through caring and competent leadership."This book captures exquisitely the heart, mind, and spirit of leadership. With powerful insight and grace, Katherine Tyler Scott renews the fabric of American life in our communities; she shows us how we can recover that which is most precious and vulnerable in our society—trust. Creating Caring and Capable Boards will inspire anyone seeking to create meaning and value through leadership. I

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787942939
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/22/2000
Series:
The Jossey-Bass Nonprofit and Public Management Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

A Legacy in Jeopardy- Reclaiming the Origins and Language of Trusteeship.

Recoving a Tradition of Trusteeship.

What Does It Mean to Hold in Trust?

Preparation for Trusteeship: Connecting Being and Doing.

Altruism and Authority: A Framework for Understanding the Development of -
Trusteeship- The Detached- Resume Builders- The Compassionate- Trustee Leaders.

The Power of Gift.

Preparation for Depth Education- Preparing Leaders and Nurturing Trustees: A Model for Depth Education- The Presenting Need- Denial or Minimization of the Symptoms- Treat the Symptoms- Postpone the Solution- Reframing the Problem- Acceptance and Resolution.

Organizational Readiness- Stage 1: Creation- Stage 2: Institutionalization- Stage 3: Community- Stage 4: Re-Creation.

Organizational Assessment: Reading Reality Truthfully- Organizational Assessment- Request for Assistance: The First Step.

History: Culture and Character- The Power of Story- Reading Organizational Culture- Using the History Timeline.

Mission: Calling and Congruence.

Publics: Context and Community.

Future: Creation and Commitment- Follow Up.

The Board as Leader.

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