This book clears the smoke for boards faced with the challenge to make their governing model, either Policy Governance (R)
or Coherent Governance (R) , work in real life. Boards of directors thoughtfully engage in the exciting work of developing
new policies and adopting their new governing model, then immediately confront reality: how does the board actually put the
new model into motion and allow it to deliver on its promise of excellent board performance? Boards That Matter is a practical
guide that takes the mystery out of that process. It is a book that is loaded with down-to-earth solutions, all based on processes
successfully in use today by boards across the United States and internationally. Although many of the examples offered in
the book come from the world of public school boards and non-profit boards of various types, the implementation processes
are equally applicable to boards of all types. The challenge of governing a complex organization is difficult enough in itself,
without layering on top of that challenge the struggle to make the board's own operating system seem natural and meaningful.
The authors draw from their combined 60-plus years of experience in working with public and non-profit boards, including work
with hundreds of boards using both Policy Governance (R) and Coherent Governance (R), as they present their insight about
how to use the models effectively. Their easily-understood implementation strategies for helping real boards deal with real
issues, and doing it through faithful utilization of their new governing tools, makes this a continuing reference source for
boards as they translate theory into practice.