Selected Filters

Publication Date

Recently Viewed Products

Thin on Top

Why Corporate Governance Matters and How to Measure and Improve Board Performance

Thin on Top
Item #: 2530

Given the high-level scandals of recent years, companies are concerned that corporate boards not only make decisions that improve a company’s profitability, but that they conduct their activities in an organized, efficient and ethical manner. In Thin on Top, Bob Garratt, chairman of the board of a consultancy that specializes in director development and strategic thinking, discusses the current condition of corporate boards, dispels troublesome myths, and gives step-by-step recommendations on how to help board members and directors learn, develop and perform.

  • There is a difference between managing and directing an organization - Effective board directors must create strategic direction for an organization, not just manage day-to-day operations.
  • To be effective, board directors must understand their roles - The director is the ?boss of the board? charged with steering it to wise decisions about moving the company forward while maintaining control.
  • The ten universally applicable directorial duties - These duties are guidelines for directors that form a useful basis for improving corporate governance.
  • Why corporate boards fail - Many directors let ignorance of their roles or personal and group cowardice create conditions in which negative things happen.
  • How to develop an effective board - Continuous training, learning and evaluation are the keys to improving a board's performance.
Options Sku # Price Quantity
  • Delivery Method:
    Digital Download - Text & Audio
ESM2530 $9.00  
  • Delivery Method:
    Mail - Hard Copy
PSM2530 $10.50  


  • Summary Release Date: December 2003