The mission of Board Leadership: Innovative Approaches to Governance is to discover, explain, and discuss innovative and alternative approaches to board governance with the goal of helping organizations achieve effective, meaningful, and successful leadership to support and implement their missions. The publication offers advice and best practices for implementing various approaches to governance models of board leadership and informs readers on topics essential to healthy, productive, and effective boards.
Board Leadership aims to inform and engage its readers in lively and illuminating inquiry into how board governance can be made more effective.
This inquiry is based on three key assumptions. First and foremost is the assumption that boards exist to lead organizations; not merely monitor them. Second is the assumption that effective governance is not about either systems, structures, processes, theories, practices, culture or behaviors—it is about all of them. Third is the assumption that significant improvements are only likely to come through challenging the status quo and trying out new ideas in theory and in practice.
Board Leadership is unique in that it will primarily focus on the job of board leadership as a whole as opposed to individual elements of practice within the overall responsibility of the board and its members. Content is written by international board governance experts and consultants, including Editor Caroline Oliver.