Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-234) and index.
Table of Contents
A new vision for governing boards -- Policy as a leadership tool -- Designing policies that make a difference -- Focusing on results : clarifying and sustaining the organization's mission -- Setting limits : standards of ethics and prudence -- Strong boards need strong executives : the board-executive relationship -- The board's responsibility for itself -- Officers and committees -- Making meetings work -- Redefining excellence in governance : strategies for board leadership -- Resource A. Varieties of applications -- Resource B. Bylaws -- Resource C. Policy contributors.