William R Mott, Ph.D. William R. Mott, Ph.D.Consultant Author Speaker

The Board Game Endorsements

Praise for The Board Game

“An excellent and engaging lesson cloaked in the drama of fiction that hits, sadly, too close to home.”

Patrick F. Bassett
President, NAIS—National Association of Independent Schools


The Board Game talks about the real issues we all face as opposed to the idealistic way some authors suppose the world to be. If you have ever been a leader in such settings, you will find these scenarios achingly familiar and the responses thought-provoking.”

Kim Carpenter Drake
Vice President, Center for Nonprofit Management


The Board Game is highly recommended reading for anyone who attempts to lead an institution, nonprofit, or church board of directors. It is an excellent resource for anyone who seeks to lead responsibly with clarity and diligence.”

— The Reverend Doctor Philip W. Leftwich
Executive Presbyter, Honorably Retired, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)


The Board Game offers practical insights and critical skills that will be of help to any leader whose success depends largely on a partnership with volunteer boards. I commend it to all who wish to keep growing as leaders.”

— Dr. Todd Jones
Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church—Nashville, Tennessee

“Whatever your stage of the game, you will gain insight and perspective from The Board Game. William Mott�����s lessons will resonate with every non-profit organization that is driven by a governing board.”

— Kasey Anderson
Executive Director of the Nashville Academy of Medicine

The Board Game gives insight into the art and science of leadership and governance through the real twists and turns that are inevitable realities of organizational life.”

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President and CEO at Peabody Global Group and
Former Vice President, NAIS—National Association of Independent Schools


The Board Game is a must read for both the experienced, as well hopeful, head of school, and it ought to be a part of every board of trust orientation.”

— Ken Cheeseman
Head of School for St. Paul Christian Academy (Nashville, TN)

The Board Game is no game at all. It is a thoughtful, fully experienced collection of relevant issues and strategies in board governance. Read this book. It just might save your board and your organization!”

— Hugh Harris
Headmaster of Franklin Christian Academy (Franklin, TN)

“William Mott’s experience, wisdom, and intelligence acts as a beacon through the fog. The Board Game is a must-read for all boards of trustees and heads of school.���

��� Steven Bristol
Director of Admission, Financial Aid, and Enrollment for
The Hun School of Princeton (Princeton, NJ)


The Board Game tells a fascinating story about the primary relationship that is crucial for success. I highly recommend that both CEOs and governing board members read this book.�����

— Dr. Ted Brown
President of Martin Methodist College (Pulaski, TN)


The Board Game should be required reading for every school and nonprofit leader today. Through William Mott’s expertise, insight, and creativity, organizations will now have better direction for their boards.”

— Dr. Rick Newberry
President of Enrollment Catalyst (Seminole, FL)


“William Mott uses his vast experience to creatively guide his readers to a better understanding of how to build the internal partnership between board and leadership. Any leader working directly with a board of directors will find The Board Game extremely eye-opening and Dr. Mott’s insight highly beneficial.”

— Danny Herron
President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville


The Board Game accurately captures the joys and heartaches of the working relationship between the paid, professional leader and the volunteer, board-member leader. If you’re ready for a wild ride through the untamed frontier of nonprofit leadership, William Mott is ready and imminently qualified to be your guide.”

— Dr. John Cooper
Headmaster of TMI—The Episcopal School of Texas


“William Mott’s decades of work in the nonprofit sector have given him ample real-world experience working with boards of directors. The Board Game has enhanced my perspective about working with our board of directors and improved our organization as a consequence.”

— Jeff Wilson
Executive Director, Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature Foundation


The Board Game is filled with invaluable insights for everyone serving on a corporate Board. Guided by his commanding knowledge of Board structure and his own personal experiences, Dr. Bill Mott has published an indispensable set of guiding principles that will illuminate the road ahead for Board members and organizations alike in developing effective leadership.”

— Julian Bibb
Community and Nonprofit Leader; Attorney, Stites and Harbison, PLLC


As a trustee for two organizations, Bill’s book has helped me see the big picture of my responsibilities not only to the organization but all my fellow board members and the staff. Thanks, Bill. I appreciate your work and your friendship.

— Brenda Speer
Chair, Campaign for Giles County Public Library