11 August 2004

In search of a model of legitimate leadership

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I have been looking for some good material on leadership that makes sense. Something that squares with what I have experienced and seen to influence people in a positive way. I witness an excess of poor leadership--bullies pushing people around; I'd like to see something better than that.

I found this book hard to start--too much like a tract trying to convert me to something I already believe and the print type and graphics made it hard to read on an airline seat with poor lighting.

After all of that, I got into it, and found some gems worth reading and sharing with others. I read "A Devotional on Successorship" at a recent meeting, emphasizing the importance of teaching a new generation to be leaders and helping them fit into structures before us old guys are gone.

What do you recommend?

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08 August 2004

Boards that Make a Difference and Reinventing Your Board

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This set is the essential starting place for someone interested in starting the path to Policy Governance(r).

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02 August 2004

What is the unique value that the board brings to an organiztaion?

A board has unique values or products that it can bring if it rises to the occasion.

The board’s contribution or products must include:

1. Linkage with the moral “ownership”
2. Explicit governing values
3. Assurance of organization performance and avoidance of unacceptable situations