The Productive Boardroom — 10 Steps to Superior Performance
The Productive Boardroom is a practical and comprehensive guide to everything an organization needs to know to manage an effective board and meet the obligations of governance.
This easy to follow 10 step workbook is based on The Decision Making Model of Governance, developed by Brenda Kelleher-Flight. It explores key topics and takes you step by step through the elements to help clarify direction and guide your organization to good governance and a productive boardroom.
“The Productive Boardroom is a must read!”
“As an active board member, a former chair, and a successful business owner, I know the value of productivity. Brenda Kelleher-Flight captures the essence of what being a good board member is all about. I’ve already loaned her book to several colleagues who are on boards that are not operating at maximum performance.” Donna Messer, Board Member United Way Oakville, Women in Food Industry Management and Georgian College Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation.
This book aims to help identify and resolve common boardroom issues and is ideal to dip into, with tips for aspiring and experienced board members.
In 13 chapters, Creating A Functional Board introduces the theory and provides solutions to demystify and make governance manageable.Download Immediately.
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There are several measures the board can take to ensure the board members are not only clear about their role but that they are confident and effective. These include:
- Choosing a model of governance
- Offering board member orientation sessions
- Completing board meeting evaluations
- Evaluating the board on a regular basis
- Providing professional development
It is easy to say that there is no need to choose a model of governance because “we know what we are doing.” Sometimes what the board is doing is based on past practice and no one has ever taken the time to question the validity of those practices and whether they are actually governance.
Sometimes what board members call governance is actually management and it is only when board step back and question what they are doing and why that they actually realize the gaps in their knowledge.