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Five Habits of High-Performing Public Agency Boards

Five Habits of High-Performing Public Agency Boards When a Board of Directors serves in a governing capacity for a public agency, the Board needs to act in certain ways in order to assure high levels of performance throughout the organization. This tool lays out the five habits of high-performing governing boards for public agencies. Download …

The Evolution of Boards of Directors

The Evolution of Boards of Directors Boards of Directors typically follow an evolutionary path as the organization matures. This tool lays out three stages of Board evolution and identifies the characteristic behaviors of each stage. This tool can apply to Boards of Directors that oversee corporations, public agencies, and non-profits. Board members can use this …

The Policy Governance Framework

The Policy Governance Framework Policy Governance is a system that enables Boards of Directors to clearly communicate how they want to lead and manage an organization. The structure works well for both non-profit and for-profit Boards. It creates a coherent framework that leads to stable leadership over time. Download the PDF – “The Policy Governance …

The Evolution of Board Roles

The Evolution of Board Roles This tool is designed to help Board members become aware of different levels of Board member behavior and effectiveness. Download the PDF – “The Evolution of Board Roles” At the “Fiduciary” level, Board members review reports, highlight successes, and identify problems. At the Tactical level, Board members tackle short-term issues …

What Is Policy Governance?

What Is Policy Governance? John Carver introduced his Policy Governance® model in the 1980’s with the publication of his first book, Boards That Make a Difference. The model is built on traditional principles that people long have recognized that good boards strive to practice. Carver recognized the difficulty that boards have in actually practicing those …

How a Board of Directors Effectively Communicates Its Goals

How a Board of Directors Effectively Communicates Its Goals Good communication between the Board of Directors and the chief executive is a key factor of success in any organization. In order to function effectively, the Board has to have a system of communicating its goals and priorities without impinging on the delegation of authority to …

Sharpening the Focus for Boards of Directors

Sharpening the Focus for Boards of Directors Boards of directors clearly have ultimate decision-making authority for everything under their guidance. But in actual practice, many boards don’t exercise that authority. Staff often drafts a recommendation and brings it to the board to ratify. This may be efficient, but it casts the board in the role …

Best Practices in Corporate Governance

Best Practices in Corporate Governance Building trust in corporate governance is one of the cornerstones of a successful public or private corporation. Every employee must trust that corporate directors are acting in the long-term interests of the company, not in their own self-interest. Download the PDF – “Best Practices in Corporate Governance” The following are …

Lessons for a Board President

Lessons for a Board President In passing the leadership torch at a non-profit organization, I was asked to name the things that effective Board presidents do. Here’s my list. Download the PDF – “Lessons for a Board President” Here’s my list: Facilitate and preside over the Board meetings, starting on time, ending on time, keeping …