"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.