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A Carver Policy Governance Guide

CGO and CEO Adjacent Leadership Roles

John Carver Miriam Mayhew Carver



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John Wiley & Sons Inc
24 April 2009
Boards & directors: role & responsibilities
The Carver Policy Governance Guide series includes six booklets that offer board members a description of John Carver's Policy Governance model of board leadership. Policy Governance enables a board to fulfill its accountability to its organization's owners, whether the owners are association members, city residents, company shareholders, or a community of interest. Policy Governance addresses the board's engagement in financial, programmatic, and personnel matters; roles of officers and committees; reporting and evaluation; agendas; and other aspects of the board job. For boards pursuing, or wanting to pursue, the Policy Governance model, Adjacent Leadership Roles: CGO and CEO examines the leadership roles needed in the boardroom and the executive suite. This guide reveals the two important and separate functions that are key to enabling both governance and management to have the benefit of optimal leadership.

The Policy Governance model is based on the functions rather than the structure of a governing board. It outlines commonsense principles about governing that fit together into an entire system. The practices of the Policy Governance board, which are consistent with the principles, allow it to control without meddling, focus on long-term organizational outputs, powerfully delegate to a CEO and staff, and discharge its fiduciary responsibility in a visionary, strategic manner. Because the model is a total system, the Carver Policy Governance Guide series offers boards a complete set of principles for fulfilling their various obligations.
By:   John Carver, Miriam Mayhew Carver
Imprint:   John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   Revised and Updated
Dimensions:   Height: 192mm,  Width: 141mm,  Spine: 3mm
Weight:   106g
ISBN:   9780470392553
ISBN 10:   047039255X
Series:   J-B Carver Board Governance Series
Pages:   48
Publication Date:   24 April 2009
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Policy Governance in a Nutshell 1 Empowering Parallel Leaders: CGO and CEO 4 The CGO: Guardian of the Board's Job 10 The Board's Job Products 12 The Board's Job Process 14 The CEO: Guarantor of Achievement 19 The CEO's Work Product: So What Does the CEO Accomplish? 22 The CEO's Work Process: So What Does the CEO Actually Do? 23 Avoidable Traps in the Board-CEO Relationship 27 Conclusion 32

John Carver is internationally known as the creator of the breakthrough in board leadership called the Policy Governance model and is the best-selling author of Boards ThatMake a Difference (1990, 1997, 2006). He is co-editor (with his wife, Miriam Carver) of the bimonthly periodical Board Leadership, author of over 180 articles published in nine countries, and author or co-author of six books. For over thirty years, he has worked internationally with governing boards, his principal practice being in the United States and Canada. Dr. Carver is an editorial review board member of Corporate Governance: An International Review, adjunct professor in the University of Georgia Institute for Nonprofit Organizations, and formerly adjunct professor in York University?s Schulich School of Business. Miriam Carver is a Policy Governance author and consultant. She has authored or co-authored over forty articles on the Policy Governance model and co-authored three books, including Reinventing Your Board and The Board Member?s Playbook. She has worked with the boards of nonprofit, corporate, governmental, and cooperative organizations on four continents. Ms. Carver is the co-editor of the bimonthly periodical Board Leadership and, with John Carver, trains consultants in the theory and implementation of Policy Governance in the Policy Governance Academy.

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