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Chairman of the Board: A Practical Guide

Chairman of the Board: A Practical Guide

by Brian Lechem
     
 

Practical, real-world advice for the most challenging of positions
The role of the chairman of the board is an art form that varies with the size, type, and corporate climate of the organization. Chairman of the Board provides practical guidance on this critical role, offering advice on matters such as how to work with the CEO, ethical considerations, corporate

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Practical, real-world advice for the most challenging of positions
The role of the chairman of the board is an art form that varies with the size, type, and corporate climate of the organization. Chairman of the Board provides practical guidance on this critical role, offering advice on matters such as how to work with the CEO, ethical considerations, corporate social responsibility, and performance evaluation of boards and board members. Seasoned executive Brian Lechem discusses regulatory requirements and legal exposures relating to board responsibilities and how to minimize risks to company resources. Real-life examples illustrate how challenges have been met by companies with both positive and negative results. Information on board regulations for not-for-profit and government agencies and Canadian and U.K. companies lends the book broad appeal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471228899
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/09/2002
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
1,055,428
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.56(d)

What People are saying about this

James Gillies
Chairman of the Board is much more than a practical guide for chairs. It is a well-written, thoughtful review of the myriad problems facing everyone with responsibility for the governance of an organization.
—James Gillies
Professor Emeritus
Schulich School of Business
Jon K. Grant
Brian Lechem is the first authority to define a chair's role in a timely and very readable book–Chairman of the Board: A Practical Guide. As chair of two publicly traded companies and one not-for-profit, I find that there is little 'guiding hand' advice. I would highly recommend chairs of all boards, and those aspiring to the office, to read this book.
—Jon K. Grant
Chairman of the Board
CCL Industries Inc., Laurentian Bank of Canada, and the Canadian Canoe Museum
Peter Dey
Board chairmen will find Brian Lechem's book an excellent resource for addressing the issues that arise from the ongoing role of the chairman in managing the governance systems of their corporations.
—Peter Dey
Chairman
Toronto Stock Exchange Committee on Corporate Governance in Canada
Partner
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Meet the Author

BRIAN LECHEM is President of Boardroom Advisory Services, a consulting practice, and editor of Boardroom newsletter, based in Toronto, Canada. He is founder President, a fellow, and former executive director of the Institute of Corporate Directors, a Canadian organization allied with the National Association of Corporate Directors in the U.S. and the Institute of Directors in the U.K.

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