Essential governance concepts for every CEO and board member. Using a fictional story followed by thorough analysis of the seven keys to great board governance and effectiveness, The Imperfect Board Member helps board members and CEOs work more effectively and avoid the problems that have plagued companies like Enron and WorldCom. The principal characters in the book represent three main categories of organizations for-profit companies, nonprofit organizations, and faith-based religious organizations. An entertaining page-turner that informs, educates, and motivates while conveying principles that will enable effective governance, the book reveals the Governance Effectiveness Model, describing seven easily understood keys that will help every CEO and board member unlock the door to effective boardroom leadership. Jim Brown (Guelph, ON, Canada) is a founding partner of Strive!, a leadership development firm that specializes in governance. With offices near Toronto and Cleveland, Strive! provides coaching and consulting services to boards and leaders across North America and in various countries around the world. A popular speaker at conferences and annual general meetings, Brown brings experience with a practical understanding of boards and organizational leadership.