Leighton, David S.R. and Thain, Donald H.
Title MAKING BOARDS WORK: WHAT DIRECTORS MUST DO TO MAKE CANADIAN BOARDS EFFECTIVE.
Publisher McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, 1997.
Seller ID 23567
296 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0075528347 "With increasing muscle-flexing of shareholders, especially large fund managers, boards of directors are being held accountable for a higher standard of professional behaviou r. (This book) focuses on the management of the governance process and outlines specific, practical, how-to steps and actions that can be implemented to make any board more effective. Making extensive use of Canadian case studies drawn from a c t u a l experiences, (the authors) illustrate many challenges facing those involved in governance and offer practical solutions. (The book) will help directors, shareholders, managers, advisers, regulators, and legislators alike to -- better u nd er st an d th e challenges and potential rewards of professional governance; understand and manage the six key success factors for boards; evaluate a board's strengths and weaknesses; outline a new code of conduct for directors; foster and mana ge a cli mat e o f con structive dissent; establish guidelines for an effective chairman; understand why boards fail and how to turn around an underperforming board." Dust jacket has minor edge and spinr browning. Fine/Near Fine