Check out Simone Joyaux's new book about how to fix a lousy situation in the boardroom. This book explains why board members are (or aren’t) effective. And, this book gives you specific strategies and tools to fire the lousy board members and help the others succeed. Maybe this book is too shocking for you. Or maybe not.
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Read Full ArticleWho should read this book? Executive directors. Board chairs. Governance committee chairs. Any aspiring leader.
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Your board does corporate governance. That’s your board’s purpose.
What is corporate governance? The process whereby a group of people (typically called a board) ensure the health and effectiveness of the organization.
Corporate governance is a group process, a collective act. Corporate governance only happens when the board is together at its meetings.
Every organization needs a job description for its board. And the job description is pretty much the same for every single nonprofit. And the job or role of the board is, essentially, the same for for-profit corporations, too.
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What does a board do at its meetings? The board talks about information, the trends and implications. The board asks essential and cage-rattling questions. With the support of staff, the board explores and argues. And, as appropriate, the board decides. And the board usually decides by voting.
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