Reinventing Your Board: A Step-by-Step Guide to Implementing Policy Governance / Edition 1

Reinventing Your Board: A Step-by-Step Guide to Implementing Policy Governance / Edition 1

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by John Carver, Miriam Carver
     
 

In the second, revised edition of this best-selling Policy Governance operating manual, John Carver and Miriam Carver make this exciting approach to effective governance even more accessible and user-friendly, gleaning lessons learned in years of practice to help readers understand and use this invaluable model.

Carver's groundbreaking Policy Governance model is

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In the second, revised edition of this best-selling Policy Governance operating manual, John Carver and Miriam Carver make this exciting approach to effective governance even more accessible and user-friendly, gleaning lessons learned in years of practice to help readers understand and use this invaluable model.

Carver's groundbreaking Policy Governance model is the best-known, respected, and talked-about governance model in the world and has fundamentally influenced the way organizations are governed. Reinventing Your Board, revised edition, is a hands-on, step-by-step guide that puts the model to work in the meeting-to-meeting lives of board members. It includes new policy samples and a new chapter on monitoring performance, as well as other practical "put-the-model-in-motion" advice. This popular and highly successful companion to Boards That Make a Difference contains the nuts-and-bolts materials needed for implementing Policy Governance. The authors illustrate effective board decision making, show how to craft useful policies, and offer practical advice on such matters as setting the agenda, monitoring CEO performance, defining the board role, and more. Step-by-step instructions and sample policies make this a must-have resource for boards in the public and nonprofit sectors aiming to govern their organizations with excellence.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787981815
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/24/2006
Series:
J-B Carver Board Governance Series, #18
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
184,690
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.13(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

1Setting the stage : are you sure you're ready for this?3
2The theoretical foundation : the practicality of sound theory17
3Deciding to implement policy governance : looking before you leap37
4Executive limitations policies : optimizing empowerment by setting limits65
5Governance process policies : defining the board's job103
6Board-management delegation policies : linking governance to the CEO133
7Ends policies : the real bottom line151
8Monitoring organizational performance : getting the right information about the right things179
9The board's documents : preserving the board's decisions199
10Implementation and beyond : concrete steps mirror conceptual integrity219

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