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Governing Boards : Their Nature and Nurture - Cyril O. Houle

Governing Boards

Their Nature and Nurture


Published: 10th April 1997
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A Publication of the National Center for Nonprofit Boards<br> <br> Should be required reading for every new board member.<br> --NonProfit Times<br> <br> Shows how to handle the challenges facing board members, including board organization, procedures, accountability, and more!

"The single most significant source of useful information andwisdom on boards. . ." (Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor ofBusiness Administration, University of Southern California, andauthor of Why Leaders Can't Lead)

"This book is an important addition to the still scant literatureregarding governing boards and should be required reading for everynew board member."

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.

ISBN: 9780787909161
ISBN-10: 0787909165
Series: Jossey-Bass Nonprofit Sector Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 10th April 1997
Publisher: JOSSEY BASS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 16.05  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1