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Saving the corporate board : why boards fail and how to fix them

Author: Ralph D Ward
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley, ©2003.
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Corporate governance disasters have struck again and again, from Enron, to WorldCom, to Tyco, to Global Crossing. How do we fight back? First, we accept that the board of directors is a fundamentally flawed tool for fiduciary oversight of the modern corporation. Then, we dig into the real reasons for governance failures, which are complex and misunderstood. Finally, we provide the tools needed to build on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ward, Ralph D.
Saving the corporate board.
Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley, ©2003
(DLC) 2003000579
(OCoLC)51447258
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph D Ward
ISBN: 0471453722 9780471453727 1280365668 9781280365669 9780471433835 0471433837
OCLC Number: 52630849
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 232 pages)
Contents: The data disaster : boards receive too little, too much (or just plain bad) information --
The boardroom leadership gap : the board oversees (at the same time it is led by) the CEO --
The boardroom amateurs syndrome : inadequate time, resources, and expertise for the job --
Financials, fraud, and fumbles : why "audit committee" is an oxymoron --
So what exactly is the board supposed to do? : competing (if not conflicting) governance agendas --
The Howard Hughes syndrome : directors are cut off from staff, shareholders, and major decisions --
"Does anyone know why we're here?" : poor board meetings and logistics --
We don't talk about that : boards do a lousy job of handling their personal issues --
The exploding job description : we have no idea how to evaluate, motivate, or pay directors --
The elephant in the boardroom : boards don't handle bad news well.
Responsibility: Ralph D. Ward.
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Corporate governance disasters have struck again and again, from Enron, to WorldCom, to Tyco, to Global Crossing. How do we fight back? First, we accept that the board of directors is a fundamentally flawed tool for fiduciary oversight of the modern corporation. Then, we dig into the real reasons for governance failures, which are complex and misunderstood. Finally, we provide the tools needed to build on the board's genuine strengths, which make it well worth preserving, restoring, and rejuvenating. In Saving the Corporate Board: Why Boards Fail and How to Fix Them, seasoned board observer Ra.

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