Board Leadership

Cover image for Vol. 2016 Issue 146

Edited By: Caroline Oliver

Online ISSN: 1542-7862


The mission of Board Leadership: Innovative Approaches to Governance is to discover, explain, and discuss innovative and alternative approaches to board governance with the goal of helping organizations achieve effective, meaningful, and successful leadership to support and implement their missions. The publication offers advice and best practices for implementing various approaches to governance models of board leadership and informs readers on topics essential to healthy, productive, and effective boards.

Board Leadership aims to inform and engage its readers in lively and illuminating inquiry into how board governance can be made more effective.

This inquiry is based on three key assumptions. First and foremost is the assumption that boards exist to lead organizations; not merely monitor them. Second is the assumption that effective governance is not about either systems, structures, processes, theories, practices, culture or behaviors—it is about all of them. Third is the assumption that significant improvements are only likely to come through challenging the status quo and trying out new ideas in theory and in practice.

Board Leadership is unique in that it will primarily focus on the job of board leadership as a whole as opposed to individual elements of practice within the overall responsibility of the board and its members. Content is written by international board governance experts and consultants, including Editor Caroline Oliver.

Aims and Scope

Published six times a year, Board Leadership serves as an indispensable resource through publishing timeless, relevant content that will continue to serve leaders, their organizations, and most importantly—their boards—as they seek to improve organizational performance and effectiveness through strong board leadership.

What to expect in Board Leadership

• Articles written by top experts and consultants from around the world

• Explanations and descriptions of specific approaches to board governance

• Examples of different governance models in action

• Reports of new governance research

• Contrasting viewpoints on specific governance issues

• Challenges to the status quo of board governance

• New developments in technology affecting board governance

• Book reviews

• News on board governance-related conferences, seminars, webinars, and other events


Board members, Board Chairs, CEOs and Executive Directors, individuals interested in board governance and leadership and related issues.


Board leadership, board governance, executive limitations, ethics, accountability