Assessing and Supporting Your Chief Executive: A BoardSource Toolkit explains why, when, and how to conduct a performance assessment as well as gives you the knowledge you need to build a supportive ongoing relationship between the chief executive and board.

Help your entire organization succeed by developing a more effective partnership between the board and chief executive through assessment and support.

You’ll find proven advice and practical tips. The 26 tools address these topics and more:

  • What a performance assessment should cover
  • Who should participate in the assessment process
  • How to set job expectations
  • How to analyze assessment results
  • How to link performance to compensation
  • How to draw a clear line between governance and management
  • How to avoid micromanaging your chief executive
  • How to develop trust between the board chair and chief executive
  • How to say goodbye when the time comes

The toolkit is based on resources in BoardSource’s vast library of governance material that has shown hundreds of thousands of nonprofit board members and other leaders how to develop sound governance practices.

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