Author: Ram Charan, Dennis Carey, Michael Useem
Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing
Boards that Lead: When to Take Charge, When to Partner, and When to Stay Out of the Way offers actionable advice on how directors can best create value within a company. This book is relevant and timely given the emerging trend of increased board control and involvement within companies. It shares valuable insights into how directors can best meet their numerous responsibilities, including pinpointing a company’s central idea; decisions around selecting, retaining or dismissing a chief executive; and establishing a culture of ethics and integrity. Boards that Lead is reader friendly and includes a range of checklists and points which are associated with successful leadership. In addition, it provides insightful accounts of company directors who turned the tide in fortune’s favour, as well as directors who faltered and ultimately failed their businesses and stakeholders. This book will make for interesting reading for HR leaders and help improve their decision-making skills, as it provides valuable insights into the priorities of their directors.
By John Nekich