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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.

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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: www.carvergovernance.com.

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