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Creating Caring and Capable Boards: Reclaiming the Passion for Active Trusteeship

Creating Caring and Capable Boards: Reclaiming the Passion for Active Trusteeship

Katherine Tyler Scott

ISBN: 978-0-787-94293-9

Feb 2000, Jossey-Bass

224 pages

Select type: Paperback

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""This book captures exquisitely the heart, mind, and spirit of leadership. With powerful insight and grace, Katherine Tyler Scott...shows us how we can recover that which is most precious and vulnerable in our society--trust. Creating Caring and Capable Boards will inspire anyone seeking to create meaning and value through leadership. It's a must-read!""
--Ronald A. Heifetz, director, Leadership Education Project, Harvard University

""This book will aid organizations in probing beneath the surface of board work to build leadership based on the convergence of personal and organizational values.""
--Eugene R. Tempel, executive director, Indiana University Center on Philanthropy

""A valuable, practical book filled with wisdom that demonstrates how the vision, depth education, and foresight of the board as well as its commitment to the organization's mission are critical to success.""
--Larraine Matusak, senior leadership scholar, Burns Academy of Leadership, University of Maryland, and president, LarCon Associates

Creating Caring and Capable Boards is for the millions of people who serve on nonprofit boards and for the executive staff who work with those boards. It offers readers a new and proven model of board leadership. Based on more than ten years of practical experience, this step-by-step process can help board members to refine their understanding of the organization, strengthen their commitment to mission and goals, and improve their ability to lead cohesively and effectively. Author Katherine Tyler Scott explores the historical context of board service, explains the duties of board trustees, and offers straightforward exercises to help trustees fulfill their unique roles. Much more than a guide, this book invites boards to renew their commitment to improving the social sector through caring and competent leadership.
A Legacy in Jeopardy- Reclaiming the Origins and Language of Trusteeship.

Recoving a Tradition of Trusteeship.

What Does It Mean to Hold in Trust?

Preparation for Trusteeship: Connecting Being and Doing.

Altruism and Authority: A Framework for Understanding the Development of -
Trusteeship- The Detached- Resume Builders- The Compassionate- Trustee Leaders.

The Power of Gift.

Preparation for Depth Education- Preparing Leaders and Nurturing Trustees: A Model for Depth Education- The Presenting Need- Denial or Minimization of the Symptoms- Treat the Symptoms- Postpone the Solution- Reframing the Problem- Acceptance and Resolution.

Organizational Readiness- Stage 1: Creation- Stage 2: Institutionalization- Stage 3: Community- Stage 4: Re-Creation.

Organizational Assessment: Reading Reality Truthfully- Organizational Assessment- Request for Assistance: The First Step.

History: Culture and Character- The Power of Story- Reading Organizational Culture- Using the History Timeline.

Mission: Calling and Congruence.

Publics: Context and Community.

Future: Creation and Commitment- Follow Up.

The Board as Leader.
""...this groundbreaking book successfully translates an approach previously only available in their workshops..."" (Voluntary Sector, February 2003)