THE DIRECTORS MANUAL A FRAMEWORK FOR BOARD GOVERNANCE

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The Director S Manual

Author : Peter C. Browning
ISBN : 9781119133360
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 43.32 MB
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"This book targets current and aspiring directors and meets their educational and practical needs. It is more than a how-to book containing best practices for board governance. The current effort blends research findings from leadership and organizational dynamics with practical advice for corporate directors. Each board is unique with issues relating to leadership, group dynamics, and decision making creating a particular culture for each board. Yet they are all required to fulfill their fiduciary duties and meet federal government reporting requirements and regulations in the same way. The book allows directors to meet those requirements, while creating their own unique approach. The book also provides practical advice on issues related to selection, meeting schedules, and director succession. It explores board performance from a group culture and group dynamics perspective, providing insight on how to manage classic problems in group decision making. It will contain a comprehensive set of assessments"--
Category: Business & Economics

The Director S Manual

Author : Peter C. Browning
ISBN : 9781119133384
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 40.28 MB
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Directors: Improve Board Performance The Director's Manual: A Framework for Board Governance offers current and aspiring board members essential up-to-date governance guidance that blends rigorous research-based information with the wisdom found only through practical, direct experience. The book's flexible approach to solving governance issues reflects the authors' belief that no two boards and the cultural dynamics that drive them are the same. As such, the advice offered reflects recognizable leadership dynamics and real world, relevant organizational situations. The book's two authors, Peter C. Browning, an experienced CEO and member of numerous boards and William L. Sparks, a respected organizational researcher, combine their individual experiences and talents to create a book that is both innovative and applicable to directors in any industry sector. Specific best practice guidance is designed to help board members and their directors understand the unique strengths and challenges of their own board while at the same time provide targeted information that drives needed improvements in board performance and efficiency. Specifically, this book will help board members: Explore practical advice on key issues, including selection, meeting schedules, and director succession Consider board performance from multiple perspectives, including cultural and group dynamics Discover how to effectively manage classic problems that arise when making decisions as a group Access a comprehensive set of assessment questions to test and reinforce your knowledge The Director's Manual: A Framework for Board Governance offers practical advice to guide you as you lead your organization's board.
Category: Business & Economics

The Handbook Of Board Governance

Author : Richard Leblanc
ISBN : 9781118895375
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 39.32 MB
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Build a more effective board with insight from the forefront of corporate governance The Handbook of Board Governance provides comprehensive, expert-led coverage of all aspects of corporate governance for public, nonprofit, and private boards. Written by collaboration among subject matter experts, this book combines academic rigor and practitioner experience to provide thorough guidance and deep insight. From diversity, effectiveness, and responsibilities, to compensation, succession planning, and financial literacy, the topics are at once broad-ranging and highly relevant to current and aspiring directors. The coverage applies to governance at public companies, private and small or medium companies, state-owned enterprises, family owned organizations, and more, to ensure complete and clear guidance on a diverse range of issues. An all-star contributor list including Ram Charan, Bob Monks, Nell Minow, and Mark Nadler, among others, gives you the insight of thought leaders in the areas relevant to your organization. A well-functioning board is essential to an organization’s achievement. Whether the goal is furthering a mission or dominating a market, the board’s composition, strategy, and practices are a determining factor in the organization’s ultimate success. This guide provides the information essential to building a board that works. Delve into the board’s strategic role in value creation Gain useful insight into compensation, risk, accountability, legal obligations Understand the many competencies required of an effective director Get up to speed on blind spots, trendspotting, and social media in the board room The board is responsible for a vast and varied collection of duties, but the singular mission is to push the organization forward. Poor organization, one-sided composition, inefficient practices, and ineffective oversight detract from that mission, but all can be avoided. The Handbook of Board Governance provides practical guidance and expert insight relevant to board members across the spectrum.
Category: Business & Economics

Boards That Deliver

Author : Ram Charan
ISBN : 1118046617
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 59.97 MB
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Finally, a book that brings the vision of truly good governance down to earth. Ram Charan, expert in corporate governance and best-selling author, packs this book with useful tools and techniques to take boards and their companies to a higher level of performance. Charan puts his finger on a growing problem for boards: the disconnect between directors' efforts and their results. The added time and attention boards invest is not translating into better governanceâ??that is, governance that adds value to the business. Boards That Deliver gets beyond the rhetoric of corporate governance reform. It captures the tried-and-true practices used by high-performance boards. In contrast to experts who base prescriptions on number-crunching exercises, Charan identifies the real problems that drain directors' time and suppress their best judgmentsâ??and explains clearly and succinctly how boards can solve those problems. These battle-tested solutions help boards achieve what rules and regulations alone cannotâ??to get succession right, refine a winning strategy, and design a rational CEO compensation package. Good governance requires leadership. Boards That Deliver is the no-nonsense guide for directors and CEOs who are rising to the leadership challenge to make their boards a competitive advantage.
Category: Business & Economics

The Board Of Directors And Audit Committee Guide To Fiduciary Responsibilities

Author : Sheila Moran
ISBN : 9780814431672
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 61.32 MB
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More than three million people serve on boards and audit committees in the U.S. alone. But huge risks come with these coveted jobs. SEC scrutiny is at an all-time high, with boards and audit committees now held liable to for acts of fraud and other corporate malfeasance-even if they had no knowledge of wrong-doing in the organization. This essential guide mitigates the risks and dramatically increases the effectiveness of boards and audit committees by uncovering 10 crucial steps every governing body should take, including: * Cultivate independence * Build a balanced team * Leverage independent advisors * Address stakeholder concerns * Direct the external audit * Approach risk proactively * Spearhead fraud deterrence initiatives * Promote accountability * And more Comprehensive and practical, this book simplifies complex corporate governance standards, and helps readers satisfy the requirements of board service while protecting themselves and the organization.
Category: Business & Economics

Building Better Boards

Author : David A. Nadler
ISBN : 9780787981808
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 35.17 MB
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Praise for Building Better Boards "Building Better Boards bridges the gap between talk and action.A must-read for board members, CEOs, governance experts - reallyfor anyone who cares about the future of the corporation." —Anne M. Mulcahy, chairman and CEO, Xerox Corporation "Building Better Boards covers all the key issues facing boardsin the post-Sarbanes-Oxley era. It provides practical advice basedon the authors' wide-ranging experience with major companies thathave built successful boards." —Marty Lipton, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz "This important new book uses concepts gleaned from thecollective wisdom of our Blue Ribbon Commission on Board Leadershipand adds practical, real-world board examples. The section oncrisis management is particularly helpful." —Roger W. Raber, president and CEO, National Association ofCorporate Directors "This book provides a comprehensive review and effective guideto making any board an effective team, and thus an asset, for theircompany." —Richard H. Koppes of Counsel, Jones Day, and former generalcounsel, CalPERS "A balanced, insightful, thoughtful, and, above all, useful lookat what can be done to create excellent boards." —Edward E. Lawler III, director, Center for EffectiveOrganizations, Marshall School of Business, University of SouthernCalifornia "Improving board effectiveness is easier said than done.Building Better Boards lays out the how-tos in a clear andcompelling way that is of practical value for directors and CEOsalike." —Kenneth W. Freeman, former chairman and CEO, QuestDiagnostics Inc.
Category: Business & Economics

Startup Boards

Author : Brad Feld
ISBN : 9781118516829
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 20.38 MB
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An essential guide to understanding the dynamics of a startup's board of directors Let's face it, as founders and entrepreneurs, you have a lot on your plate—getting to your minimum viable product, developing customer interaction, hiring team members, and managing the accounts/books. Sooner or later, you have a board of directors, three to five (or even seven) Type A personalities who seek your attention and at times will tell you what to do. While you might be hesitant to form a board, establishing an objective outside group is essential for startups, especially to keep you on track, call you out when you flail, and in some cases, save you from yourself. In Startup Boards, Brad Feld—a Boulder, Colorado-based entrepreneur turned-venture capitalist—shares his experience in this area by talking about the importance of having the right board members on your team and how to manage them well. Along the way, he shares valuable insights on various aspects of the board, including how they can support you, help you understand your startup's milestones and get to them faster, and hold you accountable. Details the process of choosing board members, including interviewing many people, checking references, and remembering that there should be no fear in rejecting a wrong fit Explores the importance of running great meetings, mixing social time with business time, and much more Recommends being a board member yourself at some other organization so you see the other side of the equation Engaging and informative, Startup Boards is a practical guide to one of the most important pieces of the startup puzzle.
Category: Business & Economics

Great Companies Deserve Great Boards

Author : B. Behan
ISBN : 9781137510358
Genre : Business & Economics
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Managing and participating on governing boards of business can be a complicated and politically fraught experience. In many cases the room is filled with first timers - first time CEO, first time board member, or first time Chairman. As public and private companies are under so much public scrutiny, boards are increasingly being held accountable for the organization. This series of books covers key issues that are at the forefront of governing bodies such as: hiring board members; and creating boards that are effective and keep organizations on track; succession planning; compensation; organizational performance and measurement - plus more. Interviews with CEO's, Chairman of the Board and first time board members are sprinkled throughout, making these books readable and relevant.
Category: Business & Economics

The Board Book An Insider S Guide For Directors And Trustees

Author : William G. Bowen
ISBN : 0393068412
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 46.95 MB
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"By far the best book on corporate and institutional governance." —Nicholas Katzenbach, former attorney general of the United States In his new foreword to The Board Book, former Mellon Foundation and Princeton University president William G. Bowen brings his immense experience to bear on the most pressing questions facing boards of directors and trustees today: seeking collaborative relationships and placing a renewed emphasis on sustainable initiatives. The strategies Bowen relates throughout the book foster the collegiality and sense of purpose—more important in today’s turbulent times than ever before—that are integral to any effective board.
Category: Business & Economics

The Board Of Directors For A Private Enterprise

Author : Dennis J. Cagan
ISBN : 9781524660161
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 49.78 MB
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This book is written for anyone who works for, manages, or owns a private company. It is also directed toward those who aspire to be on a board of directors, whether a privately owned company, public enterprise, or a nonprofit organization. When you have completed reading this book, you will have a comprehensive real-life understanding of what a board of directors does, how it does it, how to start one, build, and run a board, and most importantly, an insight into the incredible value that a good board can deliver to any organization. In addition, also included is a wealth of detailed information about all aspects of corporate governance and its practical application. All of this is accompanied by personal anecdotes. While I focus on best-of-class private company governance, the material is directly applicable to public companies and nonprofits.
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