The Board Book: Making Your Corporate Board a Strategic Force in Your Company's Success

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Amacom, American Management Assoc., 2001 - Business & Economics - 320 pages

"For nepotism, lethargy, and plain old misguidance, few corporate entities can top the board of directors. And that's a shame, because engaged, knowledgeable boards can make a world of difference, setting an organization's strategic direction, infusing it with valuable expertise, and rendering the company attractive to investors.

The Board Book is the most succinct, reader-friendly guide available to recruiting and managing on-track, top-notch corporate boards--the kind that serve as pivotal success factors for companies of every size.

Packed with both real-life success and horror stories, this fast-paced book explains the 11 guiding principles for transforming a board, exploring issues such as:

* Using insiders, consultants, and friends on a board * Interlocking directorships * Conflicts of interest * Diversity * Information flow * Complacency * Board overload * Groupthink * Turnover, and more."

 

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Contents

The Board Basics
3
Strategic Recruiting
26
PART II
63
Conflicts
73
Family
84
Cronyism
94
The Money
105
Diversity
128
Empowering the Board
196
The Agenda
205
PART IV
219
The Future of the Strategic Board
238
Requirements of Statutory
259
Sample Corporate Governance Guidelines
265
Sample Form for Directors Evaluation
278
Index
313

PART III
139
The Role of the Directors
153

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About the author (2001)

Susan F. Shultz (Phoenix, AZ) is the founder of SSA Executive Search International, which includes a division devoted to corporate boards.

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