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Developing directors: a handbook for building an effective boardroom team

Developing directors: a handbook for building an effective boardroom team

Coulson-Thomas, Colin (2007) Developing directors: a handbook for building an effective boardroom team. Policy Publications, Water Newton, UK. ISBN 978-1-872980-32-4

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Director and board development represents a huge arena of opportunity. Direction is a separate but complementary activity to management and establishes the framework of aspirations, goals, values and policies within which the people of an organisation operate. Yet while large investments are made in management training director and board development is largely overlooked in many companies and public bodies.

Over 4,000 organisations from smaller firms to major corporations and Government bodies have participated in a research programme led by Prof. Coulson-Thomas which has identified critical success factors and successful approaches to the challenges faced by directors and boards. Developing Directors explains how reservoirs of latent potential can be tapped by director and board development.

Developing Directors addresses a desire for better board and corporate performance as well as contemporary concerns over corporate governance standards. The new book identifies the knowledge, skills and personal qualities required by directors and defines the competent director and the effective board. It looks at the route to the boardroom and how to become a director, how directors are and should be prepared, and provides details of twenty-four director and board development courses.

Developing the boardroom team, evaluating board performance and practical next steps are also considered. Developing Directors is packed with exercises and checklists, which have been specifically designed for boardroom participation. For those concerned with understanding and addressing the fundamentals the book also examines the development challenge, the roles of directors and boards, the distinction between direction and management and factors affecting team work in the boardroom.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: directors, boards, director development, board development, corporate governance, governance, corporate direction, director competences, competent directors, effective boards
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
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