The Board and the CEO
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About the Board and the CEO
Good relationships lie at the heart of every successful organization. Yet no relationship is more important—or more challenging—to navigate than the one between the board and the CEO.
In this practical and concise book, Peter and David draw from their years of experience to equip other board members and organizational leaders to enter into a impactful, life-giving partnership.
With this pivotal relationship in place, both individuals and the organizations they serve can truly flourish.
(Incredibly Generous) Endorsements
“Peter Greer and David Weekley provide an invaluable guide for navigating the critical journey of successful board–CEO relationships. The Board and the CEO charts the course of making your organization much more effective in achieving your mission.” –Chris Crane, founder and CEO of Edify
“Getting the board and CEO relationship right is essential for any high-impact business, university, or nonprofit. Yet too often, it veers off track causing unnecessary organizational mayhem. Based on years of experience both as a board member and as an organizational leader, Peter and David provide practical guidance on how to ensure this vital relationship stays on mission. Practical, concise, and relevant, boards and organizational leaders would be wise to invest time in reading this book.” –Kurt Keilhacker, board chair of Praxis
“With this highly readable book, Peter Greer and David Weekley have given organizational leaders the gift of reflecting on their own extensive experience serving in CEO and board member capacities, respectively. They show why the board–CEO relationship is critical to an organization’s success and provide blessedly practical action steps and assessments that could be applied in a variety of settings. As a board member I found the book clarifying and inspiring.” –Katelyn Beaty, editor at large of Christianity Today, board member of HOPE International
“The single most important predictor of nonprofit vitality and long-term impact is healthy governance, yet governance is almost always underappreciated. The Board and the CEO is an indispensable resource for anyone willing to challenge the status quo with proven solutions so that our organizations can truly thrive.” –Stephan Bauman, former president and CEO of World Relief; author of Possible, SeekingRefuge, and Break Open the Sky
“Thanks so much to Peter and David for a fresh look at the relationship between nonprofit CEOs and their boards. The Board and the CEO will help any organization avoid mission drift and increase their impact.” –Durwood Snead, director of GlobalX at North Point Community Church