Building a High-performance Board

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-01-13
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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A practical plan for transforming public company boards from "policemen" to value creators and drivers of business growth

Following more than a decade of spectacular corporate failures and financial crises, it's no wonder that corporate governance has been much in the media (and government) spotlight for some time now. The end result has been an overemphasis on compliance issues (i.e., the board as corporate "policeman") rather than on ways in which boards can play a more dynamic, proactive role as corporate value creators. Written by a world-class team of corporate governance experts, Building a High-Performance Board develops a revolutionary entrepreneurial corporate governance model. Drawing upon their first-hand experiences serving on boards and the experiences of those interviewed for the book, the authors provide a blueprint for building a high-performance board that helps drive business growth.

  • Goes beyond the "board as policeman" governance model to focus on strategy, performance, and value creation
  • Provides a plan for reforming public company governance and transforming traditional boards into dynamic, entrepreneurial value creators
  • Challenges the status quo with powerful lessons learned from the world of private equity and from activist investors
  • Features compelling interviews and quotations from directors, activist investors, private equity investors, and academics revealing what really goes on behind the boardroom doors

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