This volume is an essential reference, focusing on both policy and strategic challenges, for senior managers working with boards or dealing with governance issues. The Harvard Business Review Paperback Series is designed to bring today's managers and professionals the fundamental information they need to stay competitive in a fast-moving world. Here are the landmark ideas that have established the Harvard Business Review as required reading for ambitious business people in organizations around the globe. Articles include: Crisis Prevention: How to Gear Up Your Board by Walter J. Salmon; Empowering the Board by Jay W. Lorsch; A New Tool for Boards: The Strategic Audit by Gordon Donaldson; The Promise of the Governed Corporation by John Pound; Appraising Boardroom Performance by Jay Conger, David Finegold, and Edward E. Lawler, III; Changing Leaders: The Board Role in CEO Succession by Jay W. Lorsch and Rakesh Khurana; Beyond Takeovers: Politics Comes to Corporate Control by John Pound; and Redraw the Line Between the Board and the CEO.
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