Become a highly effective board member.
Highly effective trustees are a prerequisite for a highly effective board. While the authority of a governing board lies in the collective action of its members, each individual trustee contributes to—or limits—the effectiveness of the board as a whole.
AGB developed the Principles of Trusteeship to help you become a more productive member of the board. Most governance resources focus on the responsibilities of the board, but these nine principles outline attitudes and actions each trustee should embody.
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This guide conveys the essence of highly effective trusteeship in a concise, easy-to-use format. It defines the attitudes and actions of highly effective board members, and provides insight into three fundamental functions:
- Understand governance by embracing all of your responsibilities in a structure of shared leadership.
- Lead by example by upholding the highest standards of integrity.
- Think strategically by focusing on what matters most to the long-term success of the whole enterprise.