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Boards That Lead

Author : Ram
ISBN : 9781422144077
Genre : Business & Economics
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Is your firm’s board creating value—or destroying it? Change is coming. Leadership at the top is being redefined as boards take a more active role in decisions that once belonged solely to the CEO. But for all the advantages of increased board engagement, it can create debilitating questions of authority and dangerous meddling in day-to-day operations. Directors need a new road map—for when to lead, when to partner, and when to stay out of the way. Boardroom veterans Ram Charan, Dennis Carey, and Michael Useem advocate this new governance model—a sharp departure from what has been demanded by governance activists, raters, and regulators—and reveal the emerging practices that are defining shared leadership of directors and executives. Based on personal interviews and the authors’ broad and deep experience working with executives and directors from dozens of the world’s largest firms, including Apple, Boeing, Ford, Infosys, and Lenovo, Boards That Lead tells the inside story behind the successes and pitfalls of this new leadership model and explains how to: • Define the central idea of the company • Ensure that the right CEO is in place and potential successors are identified • Recruit directors who add value • Root out board dysfunction • Select a board leader who deftly bridges the divide between management and the board • Set a high bar on ethics and risk With a total of eighteen checklists that will transform board directors from monitors to leaders, Charan, Carey, and Useem provide a smart and practical guide for businesspeople everywhere—whether they occupy the boardroom or the C-suite.
Category: Business & Economics

How Boards Lead Small Colleges

Author : Alice Lee Williams Brown
ISBN : 9781421428635
Genre : Education
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While the media frequently report on threats facing colleges and universities, no sector of higher education is in more danger than private colleges with small endowments and low enrollments. Numerous small private liberal arts colleges could benefit from careful consideration of characteristics and practices of successful trusteeship. In How Boards Lead Small Colleges, Alice Lee Williams Brown and Elizabeth Richmond Hayford focus on small colleges—the kind that seldom attract the attention of researchers. Integrating case studies with theoretical analyses of college governance, they explain the basic responsibilities of boards while demonstrating how some develop practices that fulfill these responsibilities more effectively than others. The book emphasizes strategic planning and collaboration between the board and central administration—advice useful to those governing colleges and universities of all sizes and strengths. For decades, the authors led consortia of small colleges and served on boards of multiple nonprofit organizations. Here, they interview trustees and presidents at dozens of small colleges across multiple states to identify the role governing boards play in building strong private colleges. Encouraging presidents to consider new approaches for working with their boards based on mutual dedication to strengthening institutions, Brown and Hayford also urge trustees to challenge new thinking from their presidents without interfering in internal operations. How Boards Lead Small Colleges is designed to appeal to anyone with a special interest in the future of small private colleges, which play a critical role in the world of higher education.
Category: Education

The Future Of Boards

Author : Jay W. Lorsch
ISBN : 9781422183236
Genre : Business & Economics
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Edited by Harvard Business School professor Jay W. Lorsch, the preeminent authority on corporate boards, this book gathers the leading voices from business and academia to address the challenges of governance in the 21st century. We are at a crucial juncture in the evolution of business and the economy. We must now reshape the structures and practices of business leadership to avoid going down the same path again. To a large extent this is a question of governance and the role of corporate boards, to help us wrestle with critical issues like CEO performance and succession, compensation, and forward-looking strategy. In The Future of Boards, governance sage Jay Lorsch has gathered thought leaders and some of the most experienced voices at Harvard Business School to describe the moment we are in, identify and analyze the salient issues, and chart a course for the future. Articles include Bill George on how boardroom conflicts can be understood and managed; Krishna Palepu on how directors can gain the knowledge necessary to effectively oversee strategy; Lorsch himself and colleague Rakesh Khurana on how boards can set reasonable compensation while still motivating top talent; and Ken Merchant and Kat Pick on group pathologies in the boardroom and how to overcome them. The Future of Boards will be must reading for CEOs, business and industry leaders, policymakers, and anyone involved in influencing and reshaping business in the 21st century.
Category: Business & Economics

Prototyping Lead Free Solders On Hand Soldered Through Hole Circuit Boards

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ISBN : OCLC:1065653891
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The lead-free solders 96.5Sn-3.5Ag (wt %), 95.5Sn-4.0Cu-0.5Ag, 91. 84Sn-3.33Ag-4.83Bi were used in the assembly of a through-hole circuit board to determine the feasibility of their suitability in hand soldering processes. Prototypes assembled with 63Sn-37Pb solder were manufactured to serve as control units. Implementation of the lead-free alloys were performed with a rosin-based, mildly activated (RMA) flux and a 700°F soldering tip. A procedure was developed to remove the tin-lead finish from the leaded components and replace it with a 100Sn hot dipped coating. Assembly feasibility was demonstrated for all three lead-free solders. Defect counts were greater than observed with the tin-lead control alloy; however, the number of defects diminished with experience gained by the operator. Visual examination of the solder joints indicated satisfactory wetting of both the device leads and circuit board land with no apparent damage to the underlying laminate nor to the device packages. Cross sections of the lead-free solder joints showed that the were more susceptible to void formation within the holes than was the case with the tin-lead solder. Some cracking was observed at the interface between the Sn-Ag-Bi solder and the copper lands; the relatively high strength of this solder and fast cooling rate of the hand assembly process was believed responsible for this defect.

The British Architect

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ISBN : PSU:000060018731
Genre : Architecture
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Category: Architecture

Lead Free Soldering

Author : Jasbir Bath
ISBN : 9780387684222
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The worldwide trend toward lead-free components and soldering is especially urgent in the European Union with the implementation strict new standards in July 2006, and with pending implementation of laws in China and California. This book provides a standard reference guide for engineers who must meet the new regulations, including a broad collection of techniques for lead-free soldering design and manufacture, which up to now have been scattered in difficult-to-find scholarly sources.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Lead Phytoextraction From Printed Circuit Computer Boards By Lolium Perenne L And Medicago Sativa L

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ISBN : OCLC:1051880509
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ABSTRACT: This work assessed the ability of Lolium perenne and Medicago sativa for extracting lead (Pb) from particulate printed circuit computer boards (PCB) mixed in sand with the following concentrations: 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5g of PCB, and including a control treatment without PCB. The PCB were obtained from computers, and grinded in two particle sizes: 0.0594mm (PCB1) and 0.0706mm (PCB2). The PCB particle sizes at their corresponding concentrations were applied to L. perenne and M. sativa by using three experimental assays. In assay II, PCB2 affected the biomass production for both plants. For assay III, the PCB1 increased the biomass of M. sativa (236.5%) and L. perenne (142.2%) when applying either 0.5 or 1.0g, respectively. In regards to phytoextraction, assay I showed the highest Pb-extraction by roots of L. perenne (4.7%) when exposed to 1.5g of PCB1. At assay I, L. perenne showed a Pb-bioconcentration factor higher than 1.0 when growing at 0.5g of PCB1, and when HNO3 was used as digestion solution; moreover, in assay III both plants showed a Pb-translocation factor higher than 1.0. Therefore, Lolium perenne and Medicago sativa are able to recover Pb from electronic wastes (PCB).

Boards That Deliver

Author : Ram Charan
ISBN : 1118046617
Genre : Business & Economics
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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 Lawyer S Guide To Lead Paint Asbestos And Chinese Drywall

Author : Alan Kaminsky
ISBN : 1604429186
Genre : Law
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Learn about the current issues affecting lead paint, asbestos, and Chinese drywall litigation cases with this book. Written from both the plaintiff and defense perspective, the guide offers advice on defending a case and a state-by-state summary for comparison and the future of each of these unique litigation issues. It also includes strategies for the defense when trying a case and identifies issues that often arise or should be considered when prosecuting.
Category: Law

Handbook Of Lead Free Solder Technology For Microelectronic Assemblies

Author : Karl J. Puttlitz
ISBN : 9780824752491
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This reference provides a complete discussion of the conversion from standard lead-tin to lead-free solder microelectronic assemblies for low-end and high-end applications. Written by more than 45 world-class researchers and practitioners, the book discusses general reliability issues concerning microelectronic assemblies, as well as factors specific to the tin-rich replacement alloys commonly utilized in lead-free solders. It provides real-world manufacturing accounts of the introduction of reduced-lead and lead-free technology and discusses the functionality and cost effectiveness of alternative solder alloys and non-solder alternatives replacing lead-tin solders in microelectronics.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Painting And Decorating

Author : A. Ashmun Kelly
ISBN : PSU:000053227997
Genre : House painting
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Category: House painting

Leadership And School Boards

Author : Laura E. Reimer
ISBN : 9781475815085
Genre : Education
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This book is about the remarkable and unique purpose of school boards. It is not a book about abolition, or drastic reform. It explains clearly that school boards were established as part of the foundation for a strong democratic society and encourages everyone involved with school systems to guard that foundation.
Category: Education

Engineering Properties And Applications Of Lead Alloys

Author : Sivaraman Guruswamy
ISBN : 082478247X
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Focusing on the uses of lead in pure or alloy form for engineering applications, this text presents data on the physical, mechanical, corrosive, accoustic, damping and nuclear properties of lead and lead alloys. It organizes information according to alloy type in tables, graphs and text, and examines the processing of commercially available lead products, including casting, rolling, extrusion, machining, welding and mechanical joining techniques.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Women On Corporate Boards And In Top Management

Author : Colette Fagan
ISBN : 9780230307735
Genre : Social Science
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This book examines the international trends and associated developments in gender equality policy including corporate governance such as gender quotas. International comparative analysis is combined with detailed analysis of eight European countries with different policy regimes and trajectories.
Category: Social Science