Governing Boards. Their Nature and Nurture

  • ID: 2212205
  • Book
  • 256 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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"Should be required reading for every new board member."A project of the National Center for Nonprofit Boards, this classic book provides a basic, yet sophisticated manual for nonprofit boards. This comprehensive and authoritative book covers organization, procedures, leadership, accountability, legal issues, and more. Drawing on a lifetime of experience, Cyril O. Houle demonstrates how to successfully handle the full range of challenges and problems facing board members."The single most significant source of useful information and wisdom on boards. . ."Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business Administration, University of Southern California, and author of Why Leaders Can′t Lead"This book is an important addition to the still scant literature regarding governing boards and should be required reading for every new board member."NonProfit Times
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Foreword by Nancy R. Axelrod.

1. How to Think About a Board.

2. The Human Potential of a Board.

3. The Structure of the Board.

4. The Board, the Executive, and the Staff.

5. The Operations of the Board.

6. The External Relationships of the Board.

Appendix A: How Many Governing Boards Are There?

Appendix B: Keep Absolutely and Serenely Good Humored.

Appendix C: A Rating Scale for Boards.

Appendix D: From Outer Space to Inner Control.
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"The single most significant source of useful information and wisdom on boards. . ." (Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business Administration, University of Southern California,, and author of Why Leaders Can′t Lead)

"This book is an important addition to the still scant literature regarding governing boards and should be required reading for every new board member."
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