Reinventing Your Board: A Step-by-Step Guide to Implementing Policy Governance, Revised Edition
February 2006, Jossey-Bass
Carver’s groundbreaking Policy Governance model is the best-known, respected, and talked about governance model in the world and has fundamentally influenced the way organizations are governed. Reinventing Your Board, second edition, is a hands-on, step-by-step guide that puts the model to work in the meeting-to-meeting lives of board members. It includes new policy samples and a new chapter on monitoring performance, as well as other practical “put-the-model-in-motion” advice. This popular and highly successful companion to Boards That Make a Difference contains the nuts-and-bolts materials needed for implementing Policy Governance. The authors illustrate effective board decision making, show how to craft useful policies, and offer practical advice on such matters as setting the agenda, monitoring CEO performance, defining the board role, and more. Step-by-step instructions and sample policies make this a must-have resource for boards in the public and nonprofit sectors aiming to govern their organizations with excellence.
Miriam Carver has worked with boards in both public and nonprofit sectors in North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia. She is coeditor of the bimonthly Board Leadership and coauthor of the books A New Vision of Board Leadership, The Board Member's Playbook, and the CarverGuide Series on Effective Board Governance.
COMPANION TO BESTSELLING BOARDS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE—This book is the follow up to the bestselling boards book and the new edition of BTMAD will draw interest in Reinventing.
THE CARVER NAME—Carver’s name just keeps gaining stature. He is acknowledged as the leading authority in governance
INCREASING INTEREST IN TOPIC—Board Accountability is a hot issue right now. All nonprofits are paying special attention to governance.
--Mike Whitlam, adviser, UK Office of Communications (Ofcom) and former director general, British Red Cross Society, London
"This book has been an invaluable resource for our board members
as we have adopted the Policy Governance model. It is an excellent
road map for the implementation of the model, answering many
practical questions and providing numerous examples of applications
in a variety of settings. I strongly recommend it for any board
wishing to improve its effectiveness."
--Sister Patricia Lorenz, CSJ, board chair, Carondelet Heatth, Kansas City, Missouri
"This clear and chair-friendly book is the ultimate how-to
manual for a board determined to ensure the future as they would
envision it. No chairman should be without it."
--George Dessart, former chair, board of directors, American Cancer Society, Atlanta
"John Carver is a revolutionary of the very best kind. Carver's
Policy Governance model has provided the means for trustees to live
out Greenleaf's challenge to boards to act as both servant and
--Larry C. Spears, CEO, The Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership; editor, Reflections on Leadership, Insights on Leadership, Servant Leadership, and The Power of Servant Leadership; co-editor, Practicing Servant Leadership and Focus on Leadership
"What I value about John Carver’s thinking is that it
provides a logical and coherent base, a unifying theory of
governance that covers both the corporate and voluntary sectors, a
universal definition of the difference between governance and
management rather than the more usual approach of attempting to
allocate functions between them."
--Sir Adrian Cadbury, former chancellor, Aston University; former director, Bank of England; chairman, UK Committee on Financial Aspects of Corporate Governance (source of the "Cadbury Report"); recipient of the 2001 International Corporate Governance Network award; author of The Company Chairman and Corporate Governance and Chairmanship
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