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Series: J-B Carver Board Governance Series

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Basic Principles of Policy Governance by John Carver
Board Assessment of the CEO by John Carver
Board Self-Assessment by John Carver
Boards That Make a Difference by John Carver
The Chairperson's Role as Servant-Leader to the Board by John Carver
Creating a Mission That Makes a Difference by John Carver
Making Diversity Meaningful in the Boardroom by John Carver
Reinventing Your Board by John Carver
Strategies for Board Leadership by John Carver
Three Steps to Fiduciary Responsibility by John Carver
Your Roles and Responsibilities as a Board Member by John Carver

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Recommendations

  1. The Policy Governance Fieldbook by Mike Conduff (1999)
  2. Boards That Deliver: Advancing Corporate Governance From Compliance to Competitive Advantage by Ram Charan (2005)
  3. The Imperfect Board Member: Discovering the Seven Disciplines of Governance Excellence (J-B US non-Franchise Leadership) by Jim Brown (2006)
  4. Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great by James C. Collins (2005)
  5. Thin on Top: Why Corporate Governance Matters & How to Measure, Manage, and Improve Board Performance by Bob Garratt (2003)
  6. Nonprofit Board Answer Book: Practical Guidelines for Board Members and Chief Executives by Robert C. Andringa (1998)
  7. Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations: A Guide to Strengthening and Sustaining Organizational Achiev by John M. Bryson (1988)
  8. Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards by Richard P. Chait (2005)
  9. Planning Better Board Meetings by John Carver (1997)
  10. Managing the Non-Profit Organization: Principles and Practices by Peter F. Drucker (1990)
  11. The Policy Governance Model and the Role of the Board Member by John Carver (2009)
  12. Why Nonprofits Fail: Overcoming Founder's Syndrome, Fundphobia and Other Obstacles to Success by Stephen R. Block (2004)
  13. The Board Member's Playbook: Using Policy Governance to Solve Problems, Make Decisions, and Build a Stronger Board by Miriam Carver (2004)
  14. Financial Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards (Governance Series (Boardsource (Organization)), 2.) by Andrew S. Lang (1993)
  15. Nailing Down a Board: Serving Effectively on the Not-for-Profit Board by Charles C. Ryrie (1999)

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