Distinguishing a Board’s Steering and Rowing Work

As described in the book Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards, to govern comprehensively, boards work in three modes: fiduciary, strategic, and generative. To use a metaphor in which an organization is a boat, boards can make two distinct types of contributions: steering and rowing.

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Post date: January 30, 2012
Topics: Board | Board Roles & Responsibilities | Leadership

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