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A new vision of board leadership

Author: John Carver; Miriam Mayhew Carver; Association of Community College Trustees.
Publisher: Washington, DC : Association of Community College Trustees, ©1994.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carver, John.
New vision of board leadership.
Washington, DC : Association of Community College Trustees, ©1994
(OCoLC)761381099
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Carver; Miriam Mayhew Carver; Association of Community College Trustees.
ISBN: 1886237018 9781886237018
OCLC Number: 31615156
Notes: "A Special Project of the ACCT Trust Fund"--Title page verso.
Description: xi, 130 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I.A new vision of trustee leadership. 1. The principles of policy governance : The trust in trusteeship ; The board speaks with one voice or not at all ; Board decisions should predominately be policy decisions ; Boards should formulate policy by determining the broadest values before progressing to more narrow ones ; A board should define and delegate, rather than react and ratify ; Ends determination is the pivotal duty of governance ; The board's best control over staff means is to limit, not prescribe ; A board must explicitly design its own products and process ; A board must form a linkage with management that is both empowering and safe ; Performance of the president must be monitored rigorously, but only against policy criteria --
2. Describing the board's job --
3. A trustee's approach to the job --
II. Putting the new governance into practice. 4. Drafting explicit board policies --
5. Spotlight on the mission: policies of the ends category --
6. How the board operates: policies of the governance process category --
7. Delegating through the president: policies of the board-staff linkage category --
8. Standards of ethics and prudence: policies of the executive limitations category --
III. Trustees ask questions about policy governance. 9. Trustees ask questions about board-staff linkage --
10. Trustees ask questions about executive limitations --
11. Trustees ask questions about governance process --
12. Trustees ask questions about ends--
13. Overall questions.
Responsibility: John Carver and Miriam Mayhew ; introduction by George E. Potter.

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