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 - Earn Your Seat on a Corporate Board: 7 Actions To Build Your Career, Elevate Your Leadership,and Expand Your Influence
Earn Your Seat on a Corporate Board: 7 Actions To Build Your Career, Elevate Your Leadership,and Expand Your Influence

Corporate board seats are scarce and competition is fierce. In Earn Your Seat on a Corporate Board, Harvard Business School "Working Knowledge" author Jill Griffin equips you with the seven actions that find and win you the ideal seat. This book is told through the eyes of seasoned directors and packed full of real-world case studies, detailed examples, and powerful how-to's. Don't sit passively waiting for a corporate board to find you. Take action on your ambition. Jill will guide you step-by-step.

  • ASIN: 099692180X
 - The Director's Manual: A Framework for Board Governance
The Director's Manual: A Framework for Board Governance

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 Cons...

  • Brand: Wiley
  • ASIN: 111913336X
 - Startup Boards: Getting the Most Out of Your Board of Directors
Startup Boards: Getting the Most Out of Your Board of Directors

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 t...

  • Brand: Brand: Wiley
  • ASIN: 1118443667
 - The Handbook of Board Governance: A Comprehensive Guide for Public, Private, and Not-for-Profit Board Members
The Handbook of Board Governance: A Comprehensive Guide for Public, Private, and Not-for-Profit Board Members

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 ...

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 1118895509
 - The Board Book: Making Your Corporate Board a Strategic Force in Your Company's Success
The Board Book: Making Your Corporate Board a Strategic Force in Your Company's Success

How to make your Corporate Board a Strategic Force in Your Company's Success. A practical handbook for directors, officers and all those who care about boards of directors. The most practical, reader friendly guide available to recruiting and managing on-track, top-notch boards - the kind that serve as pivotal success factors for all companies, large and small, public and private. Learn how to avoid the 10 most common mistakes, The author's guidance is backed up by massive research and hundreds of interviews, examples and anecdotes. Great boards mean great companies.

  • ASIN: 1435714776
 - The Private Company Board Of Directors Book: What You Need To Know To Be A Director Of A Private Company & What Private Company Owners Need To Know To Form And Operate A Company Board
The Private Company Board Of Directors Book: What You Need To Know To Be A Director Of A Private Company & What Private Company Owners Need To Know To Form And Operate A Company Board

The Private Company Board Book tells you what a Board of Directors is and what is does for a company - whether you are a founder of a new start-up company, an owner of an established family business, a business person looking to join a Board of Directors, a lawyer needing to know about Boards for a client, or just someone curious about the subject. It quickly covered basics governance concepts, Director duties, Board structure and composition, Director qualities and provides sample documents for your reference and use in your Company.

  • ASIN: 0578462281
 - The Perfect Corporate Board:  A Handbook for Mastering the Unique Challenges of Small-Cap Companies
The Perfect Corporate Board: A Handbook for Mastering the Unique Challenges of Small-Cap Companies

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO SMALL-CAP GOVERNANCE At a time when the U.S. economy is relying on small- and medium-sized companies to provide more jobs, the healthy functioning of corporate boards is more critical than ever. But the dialog on corporate governance has thus far focused predominantly on large corporations. As a result of "one-size-fits-all" governance, small-cap companies are routinely stymied by unique governance issues for which there has been no objective, practical guidance--until now. The Perfect Corporate Board offers best practices designed specifically for smaller companies. It identifies the key challenges board members of smaller companies face on a routine basis, and it provides the solutions to resolve them. The book is organized into three thematic sections: Corporate Finance - selecting a financing structure, hiring the right investment bank, negotiating definitive terms Capital Markets - the realities of smallcap equity research, communicating clearly with the Street, understanding trading volume, stock buybacks, and reverse stock splits Professional Service Providers - hiring and managing investor relations firms, purchasing legal services, thinking like an institutional investor The Perfect Corporate Board is filled with "what if?" scenarios of small-c...

  • Brand: Brand: McGraw-Hill
  • ASIN: 0071799540
 - Into the Boardroom: How to Get Your First Seat on a Corporate Board
Into the Boardroom: How to Get Your First Seat on a Corporate Board

Into the Boardroom identifies the six qualifications common to successful candidates for a director's seat, and explains how today's successful businessmen and women can get their first seat on a corporate board. Until recently, America's boardrooms have remained closed to all but a handful of directors ''in the club.'' Now, former Fortune 500 executives Dorothy Light and Katie Pushor reveal an insider's look at what goes on in the boardroom and how you can get there. CEOs and directors of some of America's most prestigious corporations share their stories of what really goes on behind closed doors, who gets selected to sit on a board and who doesn't, and why being a part of this influential group should be the goal of today's up and coming executives, professionals, and community leaders.

  • ASIN: 1592986897
 - Corporate Boards that Create Value
Corporate Boards that Create Value

This book applies John Carver's highly successful Policy Governance(r) model to corporate boards. Carver and boardroom consultant Caroline Oliver explain the world's only conceptually coherent operating system for boards. This simple yet profound system clarifies roles, empowers directors and senior management alike, and makes accountability feasible to a previously unattainable degree. The authors suggest a redefinition and elevation of the value that boards should create and show how to apply the Policy Governance design to commanding company performance. Corporate Boards That Create Value gives corporate directors and all who care about governance a powerful tool for success.

  • Color: Multicolor
  • Brand: Brand: Jossey-Bass
  • ASIN: 0787961140
 - Into the Boardroom: How to get your first seat on a corporate board
Into the Boardroom: How to get your first seat on a corporate board

Into the Boardroom identifies the six qualifications common to successful candidates for a director's seat and explains how you can fill in the blanks in your own skill set. You will learn from executives and current directors across the US as they reveal the process by which they took their first seats on a corporate board. Listen in as they candidly answer your questions-- what are the risks and rewards of serving on a board? what specialized training or background is sought after by nominating committees today? when will diversity among board members finally become a reality? how much can you expect to earn as a director? what liability would you fact if the company were to get into trouble? how does the interview process for a board differ from finding an operating executive role? Packed with hard-to-find information, inside tips, and sound advice, Into the Boardroom answers these questions and more as it guides a new generation of talented directors to their first seats on a corporate board.

  • ASIN: B07NDNWQC5
 - Duty of Care: An Executive's Guide for Corporate Boards in the Digital Era
Duty of Care: An Executive's Guide for Corporate Boards in the Digital Era

An essential guide for board members and executives who need to understand the impact of digital on their thinking and decision making Duty of Care: An Executive's Guide for Corporate Boards in the Digital Era offers a much needed guide for board directors and leaders who need to get up-to-speed and close their digital knowledge gap in order to make the right decisions about digital technology investment and deployments. Written in easy-to-read language, this book targets directors and executives who want to protect themselves from risks ranging from massive cyber security breaches to digital infrastructure investment mistakes. Most board members don’t have the information they need to understand digital information systems, modern high-speed networks, and rapidly evolving software and hardware ecosystems. They also don’t have the time to seek out or filter what they need from the many diverse sources. Their lack of knowledge can lead to disastrous decisions that can cost shareholders billions of dollars in lost income or risk liability. Written by a globally recognized experienced business executive and expert in cyber security, this essential guide and blueprint can serve the strategic and governance needs of every company. Written by an noted expert in cyber security and ...

  • ASIN: 1119578159
 - The Board Game: How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors
The Board Game: How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors

THE BOARD GAME presents the undeniable case for having more women corporate directors at the decision-making tables of America's public companies. Fifty-eight women directors tell how they won their first board seats. From her executive-search perspective, author Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire gives valuable advice to women at all career stages - so YOU, your sisters, your mothers, and your daughters will have a chance to win The Board Game._

  • ASIN: 188331898X
 - The Governance Revolution: What Every Board Member Needs to Know, NOW!
The Governance Revolution: What Every Board Member Needs to Know, NOW!

Boards of directors are sitting ducks. Shareholders complain and even attack, management manipulates, and individual board members have little power, able to act only as part of the board as a whole. Governance issues are front and center, yet there is often little understanding, even among board members, of the key role that they play. Written in an accessible and human voice, The Governance Revolution: What Every Board Member Needs to Know, NOW! provides information and context essential to anyone seeking to understand how corporations and their stewards—the board of directors—can and should function in the volatile world we inhabit. Deborah Hicks Midanek offers useful insight into what board members of corporations actually do, the current standards for board members and why they exist. She includes a timely discussion of how clarity of purpose can improve board and director effectiveness. Informed by her long experience serving public, private, and family owned corporate boards as well as those of charitable, and government organizations, she provides essential context regarding the evolution of board practice as well as candid discussion of the issues involved in the relentless effort to improve corporate governance processes. Focused mainly on the dominant public corpor...

  • Brand: Walter de Gruyter Inc.
  • ASIN: 1547416440
 - Nonprofit Meetings, Minutes & Records: How to Properly Document Your Nonprofit's Actions
Nonprofit Meetings, Minutes & Records: How to Properly Document Your Nonprofit's Actions

Avoid problems with the IRS! Nonprofits have basic corporate responsibilities they must take seriously―or risk the unwanted attention of the IRS. Nonprofit Meetings, Minutes & Records

  • ASIN: 1413324789
 - Corporate Governance: A Board Director's Pocket Guide: Leadership, Diligence, and Wisdom
Corporate Governance: A Board Director's Pocket Guide: Leadership, Diligence, and Wisdom

The demands for better corporate leadership, governance practices, risk management and regulatory compliance continue to receive heightened attention in the media. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform, Consumer Protection Act, Say-on-Pay, Succession Planning, Whistleblower Bounty Program and Information Security are just a few topics requiring attention by Boards and Committees. Likewise, simply keeping pace with rapid technology advances, changing regulatory landscapes, and intense board and committee schedules might seem difficult at first but not impossible once a board director becomes familiar with the contents of this informative pocket guide.

  • ASIN: B00JI6URLY
 - Reinventing Your Board: A Step-by-Step Guide to Implementing Policy Governance
Reinventing Your Board: A Step-by-Step Guide to Implementing Policy Governance

In the second edition of this best-selling Policy Governance operating manual, John Carver and Miriam Carver make this exciting approach to effective governance even more accessible and user-friendly, gleaning lessons learned in years of practice to help readers understand and use this invaluable model. Carver’s groundbreaking Policy Governance model is the best-known, respected, and talked about governance model in the world and has fundamentally influenced the way organizations are governed. Reinventing Your Board, second edition, is a hands-on, step-by-step guide that puts the model to work in the meeting-to-meeting lives of board members. It includes new policy samples and a new chapter on monitoring performance, as well as other practical “put-the-model-in-motion” advice. This popular and highly successful companion to Boards That Make a Difference contains the nuts-and-bolts materials needed for implementing Policy Governance. The authors illustrate effective board decision making, show how to craft useful policies, and offer practical advice on such matters as setting the agenda, monitoring CEO performance, defining the board role, and more. Step-by-step instructions and sample policies make this a must-have resource for boards in the public and nonprofit sectors aim...

  • Brand: Publication
  • ASIN: 0787981818
 - Follow These Leaders: Wisdom and Mentorship from the Voices of Success
Follow These Leaders: Wisdom and Mentorship from the Voices of Success

What if you could gather the smartest people you know into one room and ask them anything? Who would be there? What would you ask?Most likely you would want a wide range of advisors who had been there and done that; people who succeeded; people who failed and got up and dusted themselves off and won the battle anyway. You'd want their sage advice on business and life drawn from their real-life experiences. No agendas in this room except what's best for you. That time in that room would no doubt be priceless for you as you gather all of the intelligence you'll need to be your best in every area.Follow These Leaders is a chance to do just that.When author and speaker Jill Griffin reached out to her network and asked them to contribute their best advice and counsel here in these pages she had no idea that literally everyone would jump at the opportunity to share what they know with people they don't know and may never meet in person. The room filled up quickly and the wisdom flowed freely. The result? A wise and entertaining handbook with a single goal. Helping you soar. Come join us. Follow these leaders and build a great career and life!

  • ASIN: B07NP5KRTF
 - Back to the Drawing Board: Designing Corporate Boards for a Complex World
Back to the Drawing Board: Designing Corporate Boards for a Complex World

Business scandals from Enron to WorldCom have escalated concerns about corporate governance into a full-blown crisis. Institutional investors and legislators have dominated the debate and enacted important changes in corporate accounting and other areas. But Colin B. Carter and Jay W. Lorsch say that we must now focus on the performance of corporate boards. This timely book argues that boards are being pressed to perform unrealistic duties given their traditional structure, processes, and membership. Carter and Lorsch propose a strategic redesign of boards--making them better attuned to their oversight, decision-making, and advisory roles--to enable directors to meet 21st century challenges successfully. Based on the authors' deep expertise and longtime experience working with boards around the world, and on a probing survey of CEOs, Carter and Lorsch help boards to develop a realistic value proposition customized to the company they serve. The authors explore the core dilemmas and responsibilities boards face and outline a framework for designing the most effective structure, makeup, size, and culture. This book provides a candid account of the current state of boards and points the way in a time of crisis and change.

  • ASIN: 1578517761

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