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Owning Up : the 14 Questions Every Board Member Needs to Ask.

Author: Ram Charan
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
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"This book is a most important contribution for both new and experienced directors, addressing contemporary corporate governance. The 14 practical questions represent the most vital issues that boards need to proactively address and are particularly crucial now as boards deal with the aftermath of the global financial tsunami.". Thomas J. Neff, chairman, U.S., Spencer Stuart. "If Corporate America's board members  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ram Charan
ISBN: 9780470485491 0470485493 1282550365 9781282550360
OCLC Number: 609861367
Description: 1 online resource (216 pages)
Contents: Owning Up: The 14 Questions Every Board Member Needs to Ask; Contents; Foreword; What Boards Need Now; Question 1. IS OUR BOARD COMPOSITION RIGHT FOR THE CHALLENGE?; Question 2. ARE WE ADDRESSING THE RISKS THAT COULD SEND OUR COMPANY OVER THE CLIFF?; Question 3. ARE WE PREPARED TO DO OUR JOB WELL WHEN A CRISIS ERUPTS?; Question 4. ARE WE WELL PREPARED TO NAME OUR NEXT CEO?; Question 5. DOES OUR BOARD REALLY OWN THE COMPANY'S STRATEGY?; Question 6. HOW CAN WE GET THE INFORMATION WE NEED TO GOVERN WELL?; Question 7. HOW CAN OUR BOARD GET CEO COMPENSATION RIGHT? Question 8. WHY DO WE NEED A LEAD DIRECTOR ANYWAY?Question 9. IS OUR GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE BEST OF BREED?; Question 10. HOW DO WE GET THE MOST VALUE OUT OF OUR LIMITED TIME?; Question 11. HOW CAN EXECUTIVE SESSIONS HELP THE BOARD OWN UP?; Question 12. HOW CAN OUR BOARD SELF-EVALUATION IMPROVE OUR FUNCTIONING AND OUR OUTPUT?; Question 13. HOW DO WE STOP FROM MICROMANAGING?; Question 14. HOW PREPARED ARE WE TO WORK WITH ACTIVIST SHAREHOLDERS AND.

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"This book is a most important contribution for both new and experienced directors, addressing contemporary corporate governance. The 14 practical questions represent the most vital issues that boards need to proactively address and are particularly crucial now as boards deal with the aftermath of the global financial tsunami.". Thomas J. Neff, chairman, U.S., Spencer Stuart. "If Corporate America's board members had answered these questions, the crisis of '08 would have been avoided. The book is that powerful. It should be required reading in every boardroom, executive suite.

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