Improving Corporate Boards: The Boardroom Insider Guidebook

Improving Corporate Boards: The Boardroom Insider Guidebook

by Ralph D. Ward


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Must-Have, Firsthand Guidance for the 21st Century Boardroom

From the Wall Street Journal and top cable business newsprograms to global politics, the topic of corporate governance isin the business media spotlight. Yet despite this surge of popularattention and the board of directors' growing power andburdens, solid advice for running a better board remains scatteredand inconsistent. At a time of sharp scrutiny and far tighter boardaccountability, today's corporate boards and top managersneed practical wisdom more than ever. In this invaluable guidebook,the founder of the online newsletter Boardroom INSIDER compiles thebest "first-person" advice for quality boards. Here are expertanswers to the most widely asked governance questions fromtoday's board members and top corporate management. From CEOevaluation to logistics and policymaking, bone up on:
* Effective board recruiting
* The hottest trends in board pay
* What to do when your CEO is the problem
* Running a smart audit committee
* How to manage board-meeting surprises
* Dealing with corporate counsel, boardroom battles, boardinvestigations, and strikes
* Surviving the family boardroom
* Board retirement policies
* Career builders for women in the boardroom
* Putting your board retreat to work
* Strategies for nonprofit boards

Including dozens of helpful checklists and inside examples ofthe governance strategies of leading companies, Improving CorporateBoards will help all directors ask the questions that hold the keyto better governance for the future.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471379379
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/18/2000
Pages: 251
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

RALPH D. WARD, publisher of the Boardroom INSIDER newsletter and editor of the Corporate Board magazine, is a nationally recognized writer and commentator on the roles of corporate boards of directors and corporate governance.

Table of Contents

Evaluating Your Board and Its Governance.

CEO Evaluation.

CEO Succession Planning.

Search for Directors.

Smarter Audit Committees.

Effective Compensation Committees.

Better Board Logistics.

Board Structure.

Board Tech Tips.

Board Meetings and Minutes.

Board Info Ideas.

Board and Internal Company Resources.

Boards and the Corporate Secretary.

Your Board as a Strategic Tool.

Behind Boardroom Doors.

Coping with Liability Dangers.

The Startup Board.

Family/Closely Held Businesses.

The Public Face of Your Board.

Boosting Your Personal Board Prospects.

Your Board Income.

Women in the Boardroom.

Boards and M&A.

Nonprofit Boards.

International Boardroom Trends.



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