DescriptionA Director's Bible for Winning in Business
The corporate board game is complex and fraught with dangers for the unwary. In this anecdotal but practical handbook for life at the top of the corporate tree, Peter Waine distils his many years of experience into a biting expose of how company decisions are really made and executed. In vivid detail he shows how boards work in practice, and the differences between the boards of large and small companies. He also examines how corporate strategies evolve through boom and bust years, and how such changes can affect the company's relationship with the Square Mile. And he profiles the typical board and its interaction - the various personnel, the often tense relationship between CEO and Chairman, and the role of the non-executive director (NED).
* An expose of board life which shows that the reality can be stranger than fiction - set to become the book for company directors to be seen with
* The first stand-alone CBI title for senior managers - explores a number of hot topics identified by the CBI including corporate governance, business ethics and corporate social responsibility
* Pulls together a wealth of insight and experience to offer a clear view of how corporate boards operate and point the way to a winning formula in the boardroom
Peter Waine is a former CBI Director and the author of Takeover (0470 84330 6, 5000 copies sold) - he is the co-founder of Hanson Green, a leading non-executive director and chairman placement firm.
Readership: Senior Managers and CEOs across all functions; aspiring senior managers.
ISBN: 0470 84764 6 250pp (cl) GBP 18.99 US 32.50 EUR 31.40 Sep 2002
1. The Chairman and the CEO.
2. Corporate Governance.
3. The City.
4. Trading Internationally and within the EU.
5. Small and Family Firms.
6. The Glass Ceiling.
7. Corporate Characters and Cultures.
8. Structures and Strategies.
9. Psychology and Emotions.
""…Company directors, or those aspiring to be so, are going to find this book informative, enlightening and…downright entertaining…"" (PS Advisor, 1 April 2003)