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Being a good board member is not about knowing everything; it is about asking the right questions and challenging appropriately. Effective Directors: The Right Questions To Ask (QTA) is a reference book for board members and executives globally to support them in their work.
With chapters written by senior company board members and respected figures in corporate governance, the questions have been drawn together to offer food for thought and useful prompts that take boards beyond operational discussions. The book clearly presents key areas to be considered by the board (there are over 50 in total) and range from board composition, to data security, diversity and inclusion, and succession planning. The questions are ones that boards, in any organisation, should be asking themselves, their fellow board members, service providers, executives, and other stakeholders to ensure that the right issues are raised, transparency and effective oversight are achieved, and the board is fulfilling its role in governing the organisation.
In addition to being invaluable for board members, the book is also a very useful tool for executives in understanding the kind of questions their board members are likely to ask, and the kind of questions that should be asked and discussed in the boardroom.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 342
Weight: 700 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
"This book is packed with practical insight and tips for directors and those seeking directorships: all those who aspire to deliver to professionally high standards. Experiential learning is gained over time, the latter being a prized commodity; it is hard to be a wise board member who can give valued and thoughtful counsel without having acquired years of experience. How I wish I had been able to access a book such as this written by professionals for those who aspire to be the best they can be in a highly complex business arena."
Jean Church MBE Dip.IoD FIoD, Director My Business Lynq Ltd., Chair of Council (SICM) Institute of Directors
"Never before has directorship proved so challenging for boards as they navigate companies though the perils of Covid-19 while adapting business models to address climate change impacts – all within the context of an ever digitalised world. Effective Directors: The Right Questions to Ask addresses many of these challenges, offering personal insights from some of the world’s most seasoned governance professionals. A MUST read for anyone serving on – or supporting – corporate boards in the 21st century."
Kerrie Waring, Chief Executive Officer, International Corporate Governance Network
"Directors’ duties are increasingly complex. So, what better than a vast range of questions helpfully anticipated by experienced practitioners, directors, academics, and consultants? This comprehensive collection makes this a must for every director!"
Dr Margaret Casely-Hayford CBE
"Five Stars. This is the book I have been waiting for. The breadth board directors have to cover makes it difficult for them to add value and mitigate risk in all areas. Effective Directors: The Right Questions to Ask (QTA) is easy to consume, a practical toolbox and a really useful reference point. The book is a consolidation of the wisdom from many and will enable directors to leap frog their board abilities forward."
John Jeffcock, CEO, Winmark
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