The role of the board chair

11 June 2019

Publications and other resources about effective board leadership.

A companion volume to the Nine steps to good governance, this guide covers chairs at all stages of development.


The role of the board chair (PDF)

Supporting material

Templates and good practice


Further reading

  • Greenleaf, Robert, K. Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness. New York: Paulist Press, 1977.
  • Carver, John. The Case for a CGO. Board Leadership # 56. July-August 2001.
  • Carver, John. On Board Leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2002, p 178.
  • Bosch, Henry. The Director at Risk: Accountability in the Boardroom. South Melbourne: Pitman Publishing, 1995.
  • Pick, Katharina. First Among Equals: Leading Your Fellow Directors as a Board Chair. In Boardroom Realities, (ed)J Conger, 2009.
  • Leblanc, Richard. Inside the Boardroom. Canada: John Wiley and Sons, 2005. & Gillies, James.
  • Carver, John. The Unique Double Servant Leader Role of the Board Chairperson. Sourced from the Reprint File:

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