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The Imperfect Board Member

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"Finally, a book about boards that isn't boring!

—Patrick Lencioni, author, The Advantage and The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

About The Imperfect Board Member


The Imperfect Board Member is a leadership fable in the vein of Patrick Lencioni’s The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and Ken Blanchard’s The One Minute Manager—authors who have both endorsed Jim Brown’s book. 

Readers have been pleasantly surprised that a topic that has been discussed so dryly comes alive in this refreshing book. In it, fictional CEO David Slater learns to interact with the board of directors of his publicly-traded company “Communitrek.” At the same time he joins a non-profit board of directors. Through challenges and plenty of mistakes, he discovers how to be an effective board member with guidance from fellow director and local pastor, Trevor McAllister.

The back section of the book summarizes and provides resources regarding the board governance principles illustrated through the fable, particularly The Secret Formula for Organizational Effectiveness and the seven disciplines of the GEM (Governance Excellence Model).

Available in hardcover, Kindle, and audio formats.

The Imperfect Board Member book by Jim Brown

Purchase on Amazon in hardcover or Kindle, or on Apple Music for the audiobook.

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