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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

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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.

Author: Katherine Tyler Scott
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Published: 02/22/2000
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.96lbs
Size: 9.23h x 6.22w x 0.79d
ISBN: 9780787942939

About the Author
KATHERINE TYLER SCOTT is executive director of Trustee Leadership Development, Inc., a national leadership education center invested in building the capacity of leaders, especially nonprofits, their staff, and boards. Scott is the author of several curricula for leadership development and has developed several leadership education programs for businesses, social service agencies, churches, colleges, and universities.

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