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Transformational Governance: How Boards Achieve Extraordinary Change by Katha Kissman, Beth Gazley

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4Implementing Change

You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

—Martin Luther King, Jr., pastor, activist, and humanitarian

When she started her journey as executive director of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), Kathleen M. Larmett observed:

We didn't even have what you would call a board of directors. They called themselves an executive committee. It was a good but a slow-moving group. We didn't accomplish a lot: We held an annual meeting, put out a newsletter, conducted a traveling workshop.

Our board was constituency based—with more than half made up of the chairs of our regional components—rather than based on expertise and skills. The winter meeting consisted of planning the ...

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