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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (Dec 30 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 078798180X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0787981808
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 15.4 x 2.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 431 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #232,315 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book draws out interesting views on what is required to have a productive board. From leadership to director input, you do get a blueprint to work with.
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Useful guide to turning a corporate board into a force for effective governance. Dec 16 2008
By Rolf Dobelli - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Consultants David A. Nadler, Beverly A. Behan and Mark B. Nadler are experts on how boards of directors work. In fact, they may be boosting their consulting business just a bit by noting their expertise a few times but they offer solid concepts. They emphasize key ideas, such as the need to choose board members who speak their minds and have the stomach to change a corporation's culture. They warn that members of most boards don't work well together. Worse still, people who don't know anything about a company's industry can still end up on its board. The authors delve into considerable detail, which getAbstract believes is a big plus for board members who seek specific information, such as how to conduct a CEO review or manage a crisis, but which may leave general readers not only outside the boardroom, but glad to be in the lobby drinking coffee.
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Must-Read for Today's Business Executive and Shareholders Alike Jan. 31 2006
By IggyBo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
With the increased scrutiny on company accounting practices, executive compensation, and the Board's role in setting strategy, this book on corporate governance is an extremely timely and important one. The authors thoughtfully detail the issues Boards face, how best to work with CEOs and plan for their successor, and develop strategies for effective leadership. There's even a section on Boards for companies outside the U.S., which I found extremely valuable.

For anyone interested in how Boards work and the steps they need to take going forward (and I think any shareholder should be), this is essential reading. Highly recommended.
Serious book Sept. 4 2013
By Cape Princess - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is a serious book about how to make boards more effective. It has useful advice but feels as if it was written by HR people instead of by board members. Assessment, assessment and more assessment. It's difficult to imagine how the real work of boards gets done in between the assessing and performance reviewing.
Well Writte Aug. 1 2013
By JDM - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I thought the author did a very nice job outlining some of the do's and don'ts before, during and after board meetings.
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Thoughtful and timely Jan. 29 2006
By Dennis N. T. Perkins - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a superb book. Comprehensive and well-written, it addresses a vitally important topic with innovative ideas and practical solutions. In a field increasing crowded with prescriptions for solving the dilemmas of corporate governance, Building Better Boards stands out as a book worth reading.

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