The Resource Boardroom Excellence : A Common Sense Perspective on Corporate Governance, (electronic resource)

Boardroom Excellence : A Common Sense Perspective on Corporate Governance, (electronic resource)

Label
Boardroom Excellence : A Common Sense Perspective on Corporate Governance
Title
Boardroom Excellence
Title remainder
A Common Sense Perspective on Corporate Governance
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Paul Brountas's book on corporate governance is an outstanding and welcome achievement. For those who serve as directors and those who aspire to become directors, his book provides an insightful, easy-to-read, commonsense guide to creating and maintaining excellence in America's boardrooms."--Raymond S. Troubh, recipient of the National Association of Corporate Directors 2003 Director of the Year Award "Boardroom Excellence is a must-read for corporate management and directors, particularly in today's business climate. It is well written, well organized, and specifically instructional. The quality of the observations and authority of the author add importance to its value." --William Elfers, founder, Greylock Partners "Frankly I shudder when I see an article or book with the term 'governance' anywhere in the title or subtitle. I think that Paul Brountas has achieved three rarities: Wisdom--there is a style that condemns nobody, but which politely suggests situations in which one might pay attention; Literacy--short sentences, brief paragraphs, and well-defined separate chapters; But above all else--charm. This is not pompous, it is not preachy, it is not from 'on high.' "--Robert A.G. Monks, founder of Hermes Lens Investments and Institutional Shareholder Services; cofounder of The Corporate Library
Cataloging source
AU-PeEL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brountas, Paul P
Dewey number
  • 658.4/2
  • 658.420973
LC call number
HD2785 .B75 2004eb
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boards of directors - United States
  • Common sense
  • Corporate governance - United States
  • Corporate governance
  • Directors of corporations - United States
Label
Boardroom Excellence : A Common Sense Perspective on Corporate Governance, (electronic resource)
Link
http://umanitoba.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=210491
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Contents
  • Boardroom Excellence A Commonsense Perspective on Corporate Governance; Contents; Foreword; Note on This Book; Introduction; Chapter 1 How Did It Happen-Or Was It Always This Bad?; The "Good Old Days"; The Great Bubble; Making the Numbers by "Making Up" the Numbers; Wealth Creation and Corporate Hero Worship; Corporate America Lost Its Moral Compass; Contributing Factors; Legislative and Regulatory Corrective Action; The Sarbanes-Oxley Road Map; Early Assessment of Sarbanes-Oxley; Chapter 2 Duty of Care and Duty of Loyalty; Business Judgment Rule; Loss of Reputation and Embarrassment
  • Chapter 3 Role of the Board of DirectorsWhy Serve as a Director?; CEO-Dominated Process; The Undesirables; Structuring the Board to Accommodate the Corporation's Requirements; Overcoming the Knowledge Gap; An Important Learning Experience; Questions the Directors Need to Answer; Who Runs the Company?; What Should Directors Do?; Do We Need Professional Directors?; Chapter 4 What Values and Qualities Should Directors Possess?; The Five I's; Complementary Skills and Experience; Preparation and Continuing Education; Disagreement Is a Virtue, Not a Vice; Chapter 5 Role of the CEO; Know the Board
  • Setting the Tone and Corporate CultureThe CEO's Role in the Decision-Making Process; What the CEO Expects of the Board; Avoiding Surprises; Chapter 6 Board and Committee Meetings; Setting the Meeting Agendas; Risk of Information Overload; Concise, Focused, and Relevant Presentations; Size of the Board; Frequency of Board Meetings; Executive Sessions; Lead or Presiding Director; Board Compensation; Chapter 7 Committees of the Board; Audit Committee; Compensation Committee; Nominating and Governance Committee; Chapter 8 Guidelines, Ethical Codes, and Legal Compliance
  • Corporate Governance GuidelinesCode of Conduct and Ethics; Legal Compliance and the "Noisy Withdrawal" Quandary; Chapter 9 Revolt of the Stockholders; Stockholder Proposals and Rule 14a-8; The Issues; New SEC Rules; Stockholder Nominations and Other Communications; Stockholder Access; Scorekeepers; Stakeholders; Chapter 10 Evaluation of Board Performance; Chapter 11 Effect of Sarbanes-Oxley on Private Corporations; Chapter 12 Nonprofit Entities; Chapter 13 Model Board of Directors; The Directors; The Board; A Few Parting Admonitions; The Essence of Excellence; About the Author; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (178 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780787976484
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • EBL210491
  • (OCoLC)173241033
  • (AU-PeEL)EBL210491
Label
Boardroom Excellence : A Common Sense Perspective on Corporate Governance, (electronic resource)
Link
http://umanitoba.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=210491
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Contents
  • Boardroom Excellence A Commonsense Perspective on Corporate Governance; Contents; Foreword; Note on This Book; Introduction; Chapter 1 How Did It Happen-Or Was It Always This Bad?; The "Good Old Days"; The Great Bubble; Making the Numbers by "Making Up" the Numbers; Wealth Creation and Corporate Hero Worship; Corporate America Lost Its Moral Compass; Contributing Factors; Legislative and Regulatory Corrective Action; The Sarbanes-Oxley Road Map; Early Assessment of Sarbanes-Oxley; Chapter 2 Duty of Care and Duty of Loyalty; Business Judgment Rule; Loss of Reputation and Embarrassment
  • Chapter 3 Role of the Board of DirectorsWhy Serve as a Director?; CEO-Dominated Process; The Undesirables; Structuring the Board to Accommodate the Corporation's Requirements; Overcoming the Knowledge Gap; An Important Learning Experience; Questions the Directors Need to Answer; Who Runs the Company?; What Should Directors Do?; Do We Need Professional Directors?; Chapter 4 What Values and Qualities Should Directors Possess?; The Five I's; Complementary Skills and Experience; Preparation and Continuing Education; Disagreement Is a Virtue, Not a Vice; Chapter 5 Role of the CEO; Know the Board
  • Setting the Tone and Corporate CultureThe CEO's Role in the Decision-Making Process; What the CEO Expects of the Board; Avoiding Surprises; Chapter 6 Board and Committee Meetings; Setting the Meeting Agendas; Risk of Information Overload; Concise, Focused, and Relevant Presentations; Size of the Board; Frequency of Board Meetings; Executive Sessions; Lead or Presiding Director; Board Compensation; Chapter 7 Committees of the Board; Audit Committee; Compensation Committee; Nominating and Governance Committee; Chapter 8 Guidelines, Ethical Codes, and Legal Compliance
  • Corporate Governance GuidelinesCode of Conduct and Ethics; Legal Compliance and the "Noisy Withdrawal" Quandary; Chapter 9 Revolt of the Stockholders; Stockholder Proposals and Rule 14a-8; The Issues; New SEC Rules; Stockholder Nominations and Other Communications; Stockholder Access; Scorekeepers; Stakeholders; Chapter 10 Evaluation of Board Performance; Chapter 11 Effect of Sarbanes-Oxley on Private Corporations; Chapter 12 Nonprofit Entities; Chapter 13 Model Board of Directors; The Directors; The Board; A Few Parting Admonitions; The Essence of Excellence; About the Author; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (178 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780787976484
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • EBL210491
  • (OCoLC)173241033
  • (AU-PeEL)EBL210491

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