Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 11, 2011 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
A new framework for helping nonprofit organizations maximize the effectiveness of their boards
Written by noted consultants and researchers attuned to the needs of practitioners, Governance as Leadership redefines nonprofit governance. It provides a powerful framework for a new covenant between trustees and executives: more macrogovernance in exchange for less micromanagement.
Informed by theories that have transformed the practice of organizational leadership, this book sheds new light on the traditional fiduciary and strategic work of the board and introduces a critical third dimension of effective trusteeship: generative governance. It serves boards as both a resource of fresh approaches to familiar territory and a lucid guide to important new territory, and provides a road map that leads nonprofit trustees and executives to governance as leadership.
Governance as Leadership was developed in collaboration with BoardSource, the premier resource for practical information, tools and best practices, training, and leadership development for board members of nonprofit organizations. Through its highly acclaimed programs and services, BoardSource enables organizations to fulfill their missions by helping build effective nonprofit boards and offering credible support in solving tough problems. For the latest in nonprofit governance, visit www.boardsource.org, or call us at 1-800-883-6262.
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Review: Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit BoardsUser Review - Charles Cohen - Goodreads
Tremendously helpful. Great suggested experiments to implement in meetings. Read full review
Review: Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit BoardsUser Review - Jeremy - Goodreads
I realized the non-profit I've been working with makes these "worst case scenarios" look delightful! Definitely a useful read for leaders or board members of non-profit organizations. Read full review