- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Support comes from a most unlikely source—a fellow director on the ...
Support comes from a most unlikely source—a fellow director on the board of a community recreational association. As they volunteer together, David discovers the seven disciplines that will enable any board to lead effectively.
Presented as a captivating leadership fable, The Imperfect Board Member brings the disappointment and dysfunction of boards to life. The main characters in the story combine the contexts of business, nonprofit, and faith-based organizations, making it applicable to boards of every type.
David's struggles and the lessons he learns change how he views his role as a board member. You'll delight as he develops the Governance Excellence Model. And you'll see for yourself how any board, and any board member, can add value to the organizations they serve.
David's story reveals that while it's vital for board members to bring their skills and knowledge to the table so they are able to perform as a "smart" board, it's also imperative that boards be "healthy." A healthy board exhibits the qualities of candor and trust and understands the roles of board and management.
To help put these principles and practices into action, the book concludes by reviewing the model, offering tools and tips, and listing resources. The Imperfect Board Member is filled with insight and understanding to help you take the next step to developing a healthy board.
Introduction: Boards Matter.
1. On the Edge.
2. A Glimmer of Hope.
3. The Secret Formula.
4. The Enemy Within.
5. Unraveling from the Inside.
6. Rebuilding from the Ground Up.
7. One Step Forward, Two Steps Back.
8. Expect More.
9. Catching the Wind.
10. Uncovering the Gem.
12. The Big Day.
Afterword: Making Application.
Recommended Reading on Governance.
Posted October 16, 2006
A stranger to business I am not, and make no mistake, obviously neither is Jim Brown. This book nails so many points right on the head, that it would take too long to list! Good thing Brown put them in a book! A seemingly light read on the outset, yet slow down and learn folks. I wish everyone on a board, for profit or not for profit, a CEO or even those in senior management could read this. It so clearly defines boards, shareholders and managements roles in a non threatening way that as a third party fable view, you can¿t help but laugh and begin to peg characters of people that I¿m sure you know in real life. The ¿Afterword¿ gives you so much free advice it¿s as good as a weekend seminar in itself, a suggested reading library, and a referral for testimonials. All that for $30! Why wouldn¿t a true student of life own this book? If your answer is anything other than buying this book in the next 60 seconds, then I guess the answer is obvious. (PS ¿ no I don¿t work for Jim Brown)
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.