Boards That Deliver (Hardcover)

Advancing Corporate Governance from Compliance to Competitive Advantage (J-B Us Non-Franchise Leadership #20)

By Ram Charan

Jossey-Bass, 9780787971397, 202pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2005

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Finally, a book that brings the vision of truly good governancedown to earth. Ram Charan, expert in corporate governance andbest-selling author, packs this book with useful tools andtechniques to take boards and their companies to a higher level ofperformance. Charan puts his finger on a growing problem forboards: the disconnect between directors' efforts and theirresults. The added time and attention boards invest is nottranslating into better governance that is, governance thatadds value to the business.

Boards That Deliver gets beyond the rhetoric of corporategovernance reform. It captures the tried-and-true practices used byhigh-performance boards. In contrast to experts who baseprescriptions on number-crunching exercises, Charan identifies thereal problems that drain directors' time and suppress their bestjudgments and explains clearly and succinctly how boards cansolve those problems. These battle-tested solutions help boardsachieve what rules and regulations alone cannot to getsuccession right, refine a winning strategy, and design a rationalCEO compensation package.

Good governance requires leadership. Boards That Deliveris the no-nonsense guide for directors and CEOs who are rising tothe leadership challenge to make their boards a competitiveadvantage.

About the Author

Ram Charan is the go-to adviser for corporate directors and CEOs. Highly sought for his unique insights and practical wisdom, Charan has counseled some of the world's most successful and prominent business leaders at companies including General Electric, DuPont, Verizon, and EMC. His expertise in corporate governance stems from first-hand experiences helping boards with strategy sessions, successions, self-evaluations, and CEO compensation. Charan is co-host of the Fortune Boardroom Forums, has served on the NACD's Blue Ribbon Commission on Corporate Governance, and is director of the Six Sigma Academy and of Austin Industries in Dallas. He is the coauthor of two best-sellers--Execution and Confronting Reality--and has been published by Fortune and Harvard Business Review. Charan is the author of the 1998 book Boards at Work. He has an MBA with high distinction and a doctoral degree with boards of directors as a field of study from the Harvard Business School.