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Author Carver, John.
Title Boards that make a difference : a new design for leadership in nonprofit and public organizations / John Carver.
Imprint San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass, 1997.
Edition 2nd ed.

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Author Carver, John.
Series The Jossey-Bass nonprofit sector series
Jossey-Bass nonprofit sector series.
Subject Directors of corporations.
Associations, institutions, etc. -- Management.
Nonprofit organizations -- Management.
Governing Board.
Organizations, Nonprofit.
Administrative Personnel.
Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 231 pages).
Edition 2nd ed.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-233) and index.
Summary "John Carver's groundbreaking Policy Governance model has influenced the way public and nonprofit boards operate around the world. Now, as widespread experience with the model accumulates, Carver enriches his definitive exposition with updated policy samples, a new chapter on the process of policy development, and additional resources for various types of boards." "Carver debunks the entrenched beliefs about board roles and functions that hamper dedicated board members. With creative insight and commonsense practicality, he presents a bold new approach to board job design, board-staff relationships, the chief executive role, performance monitoring, and virtually every aspect of the board-management relationship. In their stead, he offers a board model designed to produce policies that make a difference, missions that are clearly articulated, standards that are ethical and prudent, meetings, officers, and committees that work, and leadership that supports the fulfillment of long-term goals."--Jacket.
Contents A new vision for governing boards -- Policy as a leadership tool -- Designing policies that make a difference -- Focusing on results: clarifying and sustaining the organization's mission -- Setting limits: standards of ethics and prudence -- Strong boards need strong executives: the board-executive relationship -- The board's responsibility for itself -- Officers and committees -- Policy development by levels -- Making meetings work -- Redefining excellence in governance: strategies for board leadership -- Resource A: varieties of applications -- Resource B: Bylaws -- Resource C: Policy contributors.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585227217 (electronic bk.)
9780585227214 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 45728616
Additional Format Print version: Carver, John. Boards that make a difference. 2nd ed. San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass, 1997 0787908118 (DLC) 97004694 (OCoLC)36438789
Table of Contents
 Preface to the Second Edition 
 The Author 
1A New Vision for Governing Boards1
2Policy as a Leadership Tool21
3Designing Policies That Make a Difference36
4Focusing on Results: Clarifying and Sustaining the Organization's Mission50
5Setting Limits: Standards of Ethics and Prudence74
6Strong Boards Need Strong Executives: The Board-Executive Relationship101
7The Board's Responsibility for Itself120
8Officers and Committees140
9Policy Development by Levels157
10Making Meetings Work171
11Redefining Excellence in Governance: Strategies for Board Leadership195
 Resource A: Varieties of Applications213
 Resource B: Bylaws222
 Resource C: Policy Contributors225

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