Directors' Dilemmas: Tales from the Frontline

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Kogan Page, 2005 - Business & Economics - 274 pages

For any board director or chairman, the word 'dilemma' will ring a very loud bell. Financial failure, fraud, succession issues, hostile take-overs, personality clashes and every type of directorial indiscretion all crop up at one time or another.

This practical and entertaining book brings typical directors' dilemmas alive for all to see. There is a guided tour through dilemmas in general and expert advice on the basic principles for resolving them. This is all then put into context with real life 'frontline' case studies of twenty very different wrangles and clashes. The full range of companies is represented through these genuine dilemmas, from the fledgling start-up to the mature multi-national corporation. Each situation is described and discussed in detail, and solutions offered.

Directors' Dilemmas provides a fascinating insight into the corporate world where people, power and money can make for a dangerous cocktail.

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About the author (2005)

Patrick Dunne is Group Communications Director at 3i, Europe's leading venture capital company. He is probably best known for building up their Independent Directors Programme and is a regular speaker and commentator on boardroom issues. He is Visiting Professor at Cranfield School of Management, a Trustee of Leap- Confronting Conflict and also the author of Running Board Meetings, (published by Kogan Page).

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