Building the Governance Partnership

Building the Governance Partnership: The Chief Executive’s Guide to Getting the Best from the Board (Second Edition)

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Author: Sherill K Williams & Kathleen A McGinnis

 

Publisher: BoardSource

 

ISBN: 9781586861247

 

Pages: 120

 

 

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In a constructive partnership with the board, the chief executive works hard to provide leadership that engages the board in exceptional governance – work that requires a lot of time and energy.

Building the Governance Partnership: The Chief Executive’s Guide to Getting the Best from the Board (Second Edition) offers practical tips and perspectives to help you manage this considerable investment of time and build a partnership with the board that is based on support, trust, honesty, forthrightness, respect, and understanding. Within its pages, you’ll learn how to work for, work with, and work the board. And while it is time-consuming work, the rewards – the success of both you and your organization – are worth the effort.

 
You’ll learn how to

 

  • establish the board culture that is right for your organization
  • practice self-management and cultivate relationships
  • inform and communicate with the board
  • facilitate a balance in roles and responsibilities
  • structure the board’s work
  • plan for transitions

Each chapter ends with short essays written by a chief executive and a board chair. These unique perspectives provide a personal touch to the topics covered.

 

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Acknowledgments
 


Introduction
 

Chapter 1: Make Mission Matter
Why Is Passion for the Mission Important?

View from the Board Chair

View from the Chief Executive’s Desk 
Partnership Tips to Remember

 


Chapter 2: Know the Organization
Honouring the Past

Understanding Organizational Culture
Putting Culture into Words
Searching for the Right Kind of Culture

Establishing a Learning Organization
Maintaining an External Focus

View from the Board Chair
View from the Chief Executive’s Desk

Partnership Tips to Remember
 

Chapter 3: Cultivate Relationships

Practicing Self-Management 
Board Relationships
View from the Board Chair

View from the Chief Executive’s Desk
Partnership Tips to Remember
 

Chapter 4: Inform and Communicate
Information Is Everything
The Beauty of Communication
View from the Board Chair
View from the Chief Executive’s Desk
Partnership Tips to Remember
 

Chapter 5: Facilitate A Balance in Roles and Responsibilities
Clarifying the Board’s Role

View from the Board Chair
View from the Chief Executive’s Desk
Partnership Tips to Remember
 


Chapter 6: Structure The Board’s Work
Finding the Right Board Members

Preparing the Board to Open Doors
Guiding Strategic Planning and Follow-Through

Planning High-Impact Board Meetings
Making Decisions in the Boardroom
View from the Board Chair

View from the Chief Executive’s Desk

Partnership Tips to Remember 


 

Chapter 7: Plan for Transitions
Board Chair Transition
Chief Executive Transitions
View from the Board Chair

View from the Chief Executive’s Desk
Partnership Tips to Remember

 

Conclusion
 

Appendices
Suggested Resources
About the Author

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