Creating Caring and Capable Boards: Reclaiming the Passion for Active Trusteeship
Creating Caring and Capable Boards: Reclaiming the Passion for Active Trusteeship  -     By: Katherine Tyler Scott, Bernard Scott
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Jossey-Bass
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 9.23 X 6.22 X 0.79 (inches)
ISBN: 0787942936
ISBN-13: 9780787942939
Series: Jossey-Bass Nonprofit & Public Management

Publisher's Description

"This book captures exquisitely the heart, mind, and spirit ofleadership. With powerful insight and grace, Katherine TylerScott...shows us how we can recover that which is most precious andvulnerable in our society--trust. Creating Caring and CapableBoards will inspire anyone seeking to create meaning and valuethrough 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 ofboard work to build leadership based on the convergence of personaland organizational values."
--Eugene R. Tempel, executive director, Indiana University Centeron Philanthropy
"A valuable, practical book filled with wisdom that demonstrateshow the vision, depth education, and foresight of the board as wellas its commitment to the organization's mission are critical tosuccess."
--Larraine Matusak, senior leadership scholar, Burns Academy ofLeadership, University of Maryland, and president, LarConAssociates
Creating Caring and Capable Boards is for the millions of peoplewho serve on nonprofit boards and for the executive staff who workwith those boards. It offers readers a new and proven model ofboard leadership. Based on more than ten years of practicalexperience, this step-by-step process can help board members torefine their understanding of the organization, strengthen theircommitment to mission and goals, and improve their ability to leadcohesively and effectively. Author Katherine Tyler Scott exploresthe historical context of board service, explains the duties ofboard trustees, and offers straightforward exercises to helptrustees fulfill their unique roles. Much more than a guide, thisbook invites boards to renew their commitment to improving thesocial sector through caring and competent leadership.

Author Bio

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.

Editorial Reviews

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

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