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Governance As Leadership Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards

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ISBN-10: 0471684201

ISBN-13: 9780471684206

Edition: 2005

Authors: Richard P. Chait, William P. Ryan, Barbara E. Taylor

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List price: $70.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/22/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

About Boardsource
About the Authors
First Principles
Nonprofit Managers Have Become Leaders
Trustees Are Acting More Like Managers
There Are Three Modes of Governance, All Created Equal
Three Modes Are Better Than Two or One
Problem Boards or Board Problems?
Problems of Performance
From Problems of Performance to Problems of Purpose
Some Official Work Is Highly Episodic
Some Official Work Is Intrinsically Unsatisfying
Some Important Unofficial Work Is Undemanding
Some Unofficial Work Is Rewarding but Discouraged
The Challenge of Reform
Type I Governing: Fiduciary
Type I Governing
The Type I Mental Map
The Type I Board
Assessing the Problems
Type II Governing: Strategic
Nonprofits Enter the Marketplace
Boards and Formal Strategy: A Type I Approach to Type II Work
Strategic Disillusionment
Strategic Thinking: Beyond a Type I Mindset
Governing in Type II Mode
The Evolution of Strategic Governance
Processes and Structures for Type II Governing
Implementing Strategy
Why Not Just Types I and II?
Type III: Generative Thinking
The Power of Generative Thinking in Organizations
Inside the Black Box of Generative Thinking
Toward Generative Governing
Leadership as Governance: Executives Displace Trustees
Governance by Default: Trustees and Executives Disengage
Governance by Fiat: Trustees Displace Executives
Type III Governance: Trustees and Executives Collaborate
Can Boards Do It?
Type III: Generative Governing
Using a Type III Mental Map of the Organization
Recognizing Generative Landmarks
Generative Landmarks
Embedded Issues
Spotting "Triple Helix" Situations
Working at the Boundary
Working at the Internal Boundary
Working at the External Boundary
Looking Back: The Future in the Rear-View Mirror
Deliberating and Discussing Differently
The Cardinal Rule: Suspend the Rules
Promoting Robust Dialogue
Mind the Mode
The Payoffs
Working Capital That Makes Governance Work
Intellectual Capital
Reputational Capital
Political Capital
Social Capital
Capitalizing on Trustees
Where to Next?
Is the Game Worth the Candle?
"Attractive Nuisances"
A New Covenant
Coming Full Circle