BOARDS AT WORK -How Corporate Boards Create Competitive Advantage

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai |

Ram Charan’s first-hand account shows how CEOs can tap the vast reserve of experience and wisdom a board`s membership represents. The book presents a host of best practices for tapping the wealth of intellect, judgment, perspective, and insight that resides in most boards.

Title: Boards at Work
Author: Ram Charan
Price: Rs 395/- (in India)
Pages: 304


When an insider's unique perspective of observing over 300 directors lands in your hand bound in just around 300 pages, you can be rest assured it’s a spring-Board to progress.

At a time when Boards are transcending their traditional roles to proactively influence the future direction of their companies, Ram Charan’s first-hand account shows how CEOs can tap the vast reserve of experience and wisdom a board's membership represents.

Charan relates the groundbreaking activities undertaken by the boards of Citicorp, GE, Warner-Lambert, TRW, KeraVision, the Royal Bank of Canada, and other major corporations. His keen observations are further informed by the twenty-five years of behind-the-scenes research he has conducted as a consultant to some of the nation's top organizations and business leaders. What he offers is new insight into the importance of board dynamics and specific, unprecedented guidance companies can use to develop their own boards as invaluable competitive assets.

Illustrating each concept with actual case studies, Charan explains how to make open, critical dialogue part of everyday board deliberations. He explores the active board's ideal relationship with shareholders and the CEO. He provides the answers to a wide range of specific questions about board structure, information needs, continuous improvement processes, and other critical issues. And he shows how the board should go about coaching a CEO and ensuring that the organization builds leadership depth.

Overall, Boards at Work details the processes that have worked — and not worked — in actual companies. And it includes numerous field-tested survey instruments so that CEOs, board members, human resource professionals, investors, or anyone interested in transforming their board into a formidable source of competitive advantage can accurately gauge their success.

About the author

Ram Charan is a highly acclaimed speaker and advisor. He is the coauthor of Execution and the author of What the CEO Wants You to Know and many other books. A noted expert on business strategy, Ram has coached some of the world's most successful CEOs, and for more than thirty-five years has worked behind the scenes at companies like GE, KLM, Bank of America, DuPont, Novartis, EMC, Dell and Verizon, helping them to develop, shape and implement their strategic direction.

About Wiley

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has been a valued source of information and understanding for over 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Since 1901, Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 350 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Chemistry, Physics and Peace.

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