A New Perspective on the Board’s Role

At BoardSource, we believe it is time for real change in the way that boards understand and embody their leadership role. In “The Four Principles of Purpose-Driven Board Leadership,” BoardSource’s CEO makes a compelling case for a new way forward.


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