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The Imperfect Board Member

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jimJim Brown is the author of the bestseller and Top 25 leadership book on Amazon, The Imperfect Board Member, the first ever fable style book for boards in the world. He is a founding partner of STRIVE!, an international governance and leadership development consulting firm for corporate and non-profit organizations. Jim has coached key leaders from scores of prominent organizations, walking with them as they navigate through structural reorganization, constitutional malaise, and a myriad of other challenges. Whether coaching one-on-one or presenting to hundreds, Brown uses the "power of simple principles" to help leaders develop boards that are both smart and healthy. His passion is to see board members and senior staff working together as a confident, competent team. Jim has served on various boards, presently he chairs two early stage corporate boards and a national charity board. His experience has led to penning The Imperfect Board Member, which continues to inspire and equip board leaders across North America and around the world. In its seventh printing, this compelling book in fable format has attracted the attention of leaders in every domain. It stands as the 3rd highest selling book of all time on the topic of boards. In the words of Pat Lencioni, author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, “Finally! A book about boards that isn’t boring!” Jim is a sought after speaker on governance and governance related topics. His unique style and highly interactive presentations have made him a favourite for conferences and Key Note speaking. Jim has worked with for-profit companies from manufacturers to pharmaceuticals, plus universities & colleges, many kinds of other non-profits, and municipalities on governance and team building.