Boardroom Secrets: Corporate Governance for Quality of Life

Hardcover | October 15, 2009

byYilmaz Argüden

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Focusing on the structure, processes, and behaviors for a board of directors to ensure good governance, this book examines the behavioral aspects of governance such as how to evaluate and process information provided to the board, how to critically question without de-motivating and how to provide guidance without interfering with management.

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Focusing on the structure, processes, and behaviors for a board of directors to ensure good governance, this book examines the behavioral aspects of governance such as how to evaluate and process information provided to the board, how to critically question without de-motivating and how to provide guidance without interfering with mana...

DR. YILMAZ ARGÜDEN  is a leading strategist, advisor, and board member of major public and private institutions, and NGOs. He is the Chairman of ARGE Consulting, a leading management consulting firm based in Istanbul. ARGE has been recognized at the European Parliament as one of the best three companies 'shaping the future' with its c...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:168 pages, 9.61 × 6.36 × 0.69 inPublished:October 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230230776

ISBN - 13:9780230230774

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Table of Contents

Preface * Introduction * Right People * Right Team * Right Processes * Right Culture * Right Information *  Right Guidance * Right Oversight * Conclusions

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"A pertinent and timely read in these difficult times." Baron David de Rothschild, Chairman, Rothschild"Yilmaz Argüdens untiring campaign to promote good corporate governance in Turkey is largely responsible for the priority it has today among both businesses and the public at large. Drawing on his vast experience, Dr. Argden offers invaluable insights and universal guidelines for a wide range of management decisions that impact corporate governance. I have no doubt that Boardroom Secrets will become a reference book for businesses everywhere as they seek to rebuild the trust of their stakeholders in the years ahead."Blent Eczacibasi, Chairman, Eczacibasi Holding "Shareholders, directors and top managers will welcome this wise, insightful, and practical book sharing the author's extensive experience. I know of no better single source for getting it right in the boardroom. Read these secrets, apply them diligently, and improve your boards performance."Prof. David R. Beatty O.B.E., Founding Managing Director, The Canadian Coalition for Good Governance."The unfolding financial and economic crisis has fundamentally been due to a wide ranging failure of corporate governance. Dr. Argüden's book focusing on governance as a culture and a climate is based on insights coming form long experience and will be invaluable to all who must try to rebuild the world economy on more solid foundations." Kemal Dervis, Head of UNDP"The global financial and economic crisis is above all a corporate governance crisis. Dr. Argden's book provides timely insight and guidance for how the fundamentals of good governance can be improved."Prof. Klaus Schwab, Founder and Chairman, World Economic Forum"Perfect timing for a book containing carefully researched, cross-national prescriptions for ethical and effective corporate governance. This should be a valuable resource for leaders in both the commercial and non-profit sectors."Michael D. Rich, Executive Vice President, RAND Corporation"In these times of serious economic crisis the value of strong corporate governance becomes even more apparent. Yilmaz Argdens book shows this in a clear and concise way. It is a valuable contribution."Mustafa V. Ko, Chairman, Ko Holding"In this wise and practical book, Yilmaz Argüden argues that trust lies at the heart of corporate governance. The book offers a clearly expressed vision of how that trust can be built in individual companies. It will be of significant use in guiding the thinking of board members and company stakeholders alike."Dr. Roger Barker, Head of Corporate Governance, Institute of Directors (London)"I wish Boardroom Secrets had been available when I was getting a start in business 35 years ago. I would have read it line by line and my business life would have been much more effective. New generation business leaders are fortunate to have this reference book available for them. Thank you, Yilmaz...."Tuncay zilhan, Chairman and CEO, Anadolu Efes