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Improving board effectiveness [electronic resource] : practical lessons for nonprofit health care organizations /
Thomas P. Holland, Roger A. Ritvo, Anthony R. Kovner.
imprint
Chicago : American Hospital Pub., c1997.
description
xi, 107 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1556481810
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imprint
Chicago : American Hospital Pub., c1997.
isbn
1556481810
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
"Published in cooperation with NEHA, New England Healthcare Assembly."
catalogue key
7953591
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 97-103) and index.
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Excerpts
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Effective boards are essential in times of stability and economic booms--but they are even more critical in today's turbulent business climate.Strong boards--as partners to strong executives--can be the key to meeting the challenges of rapid change and scarce resources. The highly praised Improving Board Effectiveness offers the self-assessment tools and techniques required to transform your board into a competitive force.This book highlights the six competencies of strong boards--contextual, educational, interpersonal, analytical, and strategic--and accompanies each key area with effective practices and pertinent questions all nonprofit health care boards can use to evaluate their performance and identify issues warranting attention.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"A must for trustees who want to learn the practical skills necessary to be effective board members. The authors' six competencies for exceptional board performances--all clearly presented and easy to use--will define excellence in trustee leadership for years to come." -Warren Bennis "A wonderful addition to the growing literature on voluntary health care board relationships and development. Board chairs, CEOs, consultants, and other students of board behavior and effectiveness will find its analysis and assistance insightful and practical. We all can put this resource in our board rooms today." -Richard J. Umbdenstock "Rapidly changing opportunities and threats require major organizational stakeholders, like boards, to function at optimum levels. Holland, Ritvo, and Kovner provide solid solutions for positioning your board to maximize its effectiveness." -Robert S. Curtis
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Doody's Reviews, July 1997
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Summaries
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Improving Board Effectiveness shows how winning boards work both in and outside of health care.
Main Description
The Ins and Outs of Winning Boards Cosponsored by the New England Healthcare AssemblyStrong boards--as partners to strong executives--can be the key to meeting the challenges of rapid change and scarce resources. The highly praised Improving Board Effectiveness highlights the six competencies of strong boards and offers the self-assessment tools and techniques required to transform your board into a competitive force.
Main Description
The Ins and Outs of Winning Boards Cosponsored by the New England Healthcare Assembly Strong boards--as partners to strong executives--can be the key to meeting the challenges of rapid change and scarce resources. The highly praised Improving Board Effectiveness highlights the six competencies of strong boards and offers the self-assessment tools and techniques required to transform your board into a competitive force.
Unpaid Annotation
Guide to improving performance for executives and board members of nonprofit hospitals and health care organizations. Discusses proven lessons and practices.
Unpaid Annotation
This knowledgeable team of authors presents lessons & best practices for strengthening board performance. Through bench-marking, the authors identify strategies to achieve the six competencies common to successful boards. Tables, charts, & text materials provide assessment strategies, interview protocols, focus group discussion guides, & other action items. Case studies illustrate real-life challenges faced by boards today.
Table of Contents
List of Figures
About the Authors Preface
Acknowledgments
Getting Started on Performance Improvement
Taking Initial Steps toward Change
Building Instrumental Competencies
Building Social Competencies
Assessing Performance and Identifying Targets for Change
Holding Retreats for Board Development
Setting Goals for Action
Examining Three Models of Governance
Sustaining Ongoing Improvement Initiatives
Case Studies and Discussion Questions AppAndix
Board Self-Assessment Questionnaire
Reference
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Index
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