Board Culture

Governance, Leadership & Management Grid

By Stephen Mansfield

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While a clear, bright line between the roles of governance and management does not exist for every issue that boards and organizational leaders must address, defining the relative roles of boards, leaders and managers can enhance governance effectiveness and working relationships.

The grid shown below was developed by Stephen L. Mansfield, Ph.D., president and CEO of Dallas-based Methodist Health System, to help his organization’s board and leaders better understand their roles in working through major initiatives.

For more on the governance/management distinction, read the full article.