Board Book: An Insiders Guide For Directors And Trustees by William G BowenBoard Book: An Insiders Guide For Directors And Trustees by William G Bowen

Board Book: An Insiders Guide For Directors And Trustees

byWilliam G Bowen

Hardcover | March 25, 2008

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Former Mellon Foundation and Princeton University president William G. Bowen has served on the boards of some of the United States's biggest corporations and nonprofits, including American Express, Merck, the Smithsonian, and TIAA-CREF. In The Board Book he brings his immense experience, along with the recollections and insights of numerous colleagues, to bear on the most pressing questions facing boards of directors and trustees today. His topics include the hot-button issues of the relationship between CEOs and board members, "perks," executive compensation, and CEO transitions. In addition, Bowen offers advice on the "machinery" required to run a board effectively, including the uses of committees and executive sessions, the handling of leaks, and the recruitment of new board members. Throughout, Bowen relates, with anecdotes and hard data, strategies that result in the collegiality and sense of purpose that make any board more effective.
William G. Bowen (1933—2016) was an influential educator and the author of more than twenty books, including Lessons Learned: Reflections of a University President, The Shape of the River, and Equity and Excellence in American Higher Education.
Title:Board Book: An Insiders Guide For Directors And TrusteesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.51 × 6.4 × 0.86 inPublished:March 25, 2008Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393066452

ISBN - 13:9780393066456