Book News: March 15th, 2005

By Richard P. Chait, William P. Ryan and Barbara E. TaylorThe authors provide a new framework for helping nonprofit organizations maximize the effectiveness of their boards. They seek to redefine nonprofit governance by setting out a new covenant between trustees and executives which results in more macrogovernance in exchange for less micromanagement.

Informed by theories that have transformed the practice of organizational leadership, this book sheds new light on the traditional fiduciary and strategic work of the board and introduces generative governance as a critical third dimension of effective trusteeship. It serves boards as both a resource of fresh approaches to familiar territory and a lucid guide to important new territory, and provides a road map that leads nonprofit trustees and executives to governance as leadership.

Governance as Leadership was developed in collaboration with BoardSource, a resource for practical information, tools and best practices, training, and leadership development for board members of nonprofit organizations.

Published by Josey Bass. ISBN: 0-471-68420-1. 39.00 US dollars.