The Board Book

The Board Book

An Insider's Guide for Directors and Trustees

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WW Norton
A must-have for first-time and experienced board members alike, who will benefit from William G. Bowen's decades of experience.
Former Mellon Foundation and Princeton University president William G. Bowen has served on the boards of some of the United States's biggest corporations and nonprofits, including American Express, Merck, the Smithsonian, and TIAA-CREF. In The Board Book he brings his immense experience, along with the recollections and insights of numerous colleagues, to bear on the most pressing questions facing boards of directors and trustees today. His topics include the hot-button issues of the relationship between CEOs and board members, "perks," executive compensation, and CEO transitions. In addition, Bowen offers advice on the "machinery" required to run a board effectively, including the uses of committees and executive sessions, the handling of leaks, and the recruitment of new board members. Throughout, Bowen relates, with anecdotes and hard data, strategies that result in the collegiality and sense of purpose that make any board more effective.

Baker & Taylor
A former Mellon Foundation and Princeton University president illuminates some of the most relevant issues being faced by today's boards of directors and trustees, in a guide that addresses such topics as the relationships between CEOs and boards, executive compensation and benefits, and the uses of committees and executive sessions.

Norton Pub
Former Mellon Foundation and Princeton University president William G. Bowen has served on the boards of some of the United States's biggest corporations and nonprofits, including American Express, Merck, the Smithsonian, and TIAA-CREF. In The Board Book he brings his immense experience, along with the recollections and insights of numerous colleagues, to bear on the most pressing questions facing boards of directors and trustees today. His topics include the hot-button issues of the relationship between CEOs and board members, "perks," executive compensation, and CEO transitions. In addition, Bowen offers advice on the "machinery" required to run a board effectively, including the uses of committees and executive sessions, the handling of leaks, and the recruitment of new board members. Throughout, Bowen relates, with anecdotes and hard data, strategies that result in the collegiality and sense of purpose that make any board more effective.
A must-have for first-time and experienced board members alike, who will benefit from William G. Bowen's decades of experience.

Book News
Bowen (president emeritus, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) brings extensive experience to this resource for new and experienced board members looking for up-to-date thinking. The author particularly explores the relationship between a board of directors and a CEO, including evaluating and compensating a CEO and CEO transitions, but also writes on the role and constraints of boards, board leadership, and board machinery. Unique to this title is its dual treatment of both for-profit and non-profit organizations, leading to suggestive similarities, differences, and advice as to what each can learn from the other. Bowen writes in an accessible and coherent language, making this title suitable for people in most fields interested in learning about the proper mechanics of a board of directors. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780393066456
0393066452
Branch Call Number: 658.422 BOWEN
Characteristics: ix, 230 pages ; 25 cm

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