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Contents Preface to the Third Edition Preface The Author Prologue: Beginning and Ending with Purpose Introduction 1. Leadership by Governing Boards: A Vision of Group Accountability 2. Policy as a Leadership Tool: The Force of Explicit Values 3. Designing Policies That Make a Difference: Governing by Values 4. Focusing on Results: The Power of Purpose 5. Controlling Ethics and Prudence: What's Not OK, Even if It Works 6. Strong Boards Need Strong Executives: The Board-Executive Relationship 7. The Board's Responsibility for Itself: Governing Oneself Precedes Governing Others 8. Officers and Committees: The Chief Governance Officer and Other Divisions of Board Labor 9. Policy Development by Levels: Adding Details Judiciously 10. Making Meetings Meaningful: Creating the Future More Than Reviewing the Past 11. Maintaining Board Leadership: Staying on Track and Institutionalizing Excellence 12. But Does It Work? Criticisms, Effectiveness Research, and Model Consistency Resource A: Varieties of Policy Governance Applications Resource B: Bylaws Resource C: Glossary References Index
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Directors of corporations.
Associations, institutions, etc. -- Management.
Nonprofit organizations -- Management.