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Boards At Work: How Corporate Boards Create Competitive Advantage

ISBN: 978-1-118-30880-6
304 pages
March 1998, Jossey-Bass
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Unleash one of your company's greatest competitive weapons.

"Ram Charan is a wise counselor and keen observer on the front lines of the American board revolution. Boards At Work is a rare blAnd of candid stories of casualties, of victories, and of sound ideas for change illustrated with real-world examples of how to adopt them."
William Adams, director, Bell Atlantic and other boards

Unleash one of your company's greatest competitive weapons. In this timely new work, ace consultant Ram Charan takes an eye-opening look at how many boards are transcAnding tradition by becoming dynamic partners in corporate governance. He also shows CEOs how they can go about tapping the vast storehouse of experience and wisdom a board's membership represents. Filled with specific instructions and strategies, Fortune 500 examples, and real-time tools for initiating board transformations, Boards At Work takes readers to the front lines of the American board revolution.

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Preface: What You Should Know About Corporate Boards.

Helpers on the Journey.

About Ram Charam.

THE BOARD'S UNTAPPED POTENTIAL.

The Board as Competitive Weapon.

What Good Boards Do.

PUTTING THE BOARD TO WORK.

Getting Structure Out of the Way.

Stacking the Board with Talent.

What the Board Should Know.

Working for and with Shareholders.

CEO Evaluation that Adds Value.

Succession Planning as a Way of Life.

BEGINNING AND CONTINUING CHANGE.

Initiating Change: Easier than You Think.

Continuous Improvement at the Top.

This is the Day to Put Your Board to Work.

Index.

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RAM CHARAN is a senior consultant to executives, senior teams, and corporate boards on executive performance and development. His client base includes GE, CitiCorp, Allied Signal, and Johnson & Johnson. He was previously with the Harvard Business School. He lives in Dallas, Texas.
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