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Corporate Boards That Create Value: Governing Company Performance from the Boardroom




Corporate Boards That Create Value: Governing Company Performance from the Boardroom

John Carver, Caroline Oliver

ISBN: 978-0-787-96424-5 October 2002 Jossey-Bass 240 Pages


This book applies John Carver's highly successful Policy Governance(r) model to corporate boards. Carver and boardroom consultant Caroline Oliver explain the world's only conceptually coherent operating system for boards. This simple yet profound system clarifies roles, empowers directors and senior management alike, and makes accountability feasible to a previously unattainable degree. The authors suggest a redefinition and elevation of the value that boards should create and show how to apply the Policy Governance design to commanding company performance. Corporate Boards That Create Value gives corporate directors and all who care about governance a powerful tool for success.
Foreword (Sir Adrian Cadbury).


1. The Value of Boards.

2. Designing the Board's Job.

3. Forging Group Leadership.

4. Connecting to Management.

5. Setting Expectations for Management Performance.

6. Reporting Board and Management Performance.

7. Maintaining the Gains.

8. Getting There from Here.


A. Glossary.

B. The Case for a CGO.

C. Chair and CEO: One Person or Two?

D. Inside Directors.

E. Sample Board Policies Under Policy Governance.

F. Sample Monitoring Report Under Policy Governance.



The Authors.

"?a valuable and enjoyable read?well worth adding to the bookshelf?" (Ps.advisor, 18 October 2002)
Audio Interview with John Carver Listen to an interview with John Carver about corporate governance, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The interview is in a PC-compatible WindowsMedia format. The Authoritative Website for the Carver Policy Governance Model