Saturday, March 22, 2014
Boards That Lead: When to Take Charge, When to Partner, and When to Stay Out of the Way
Boards That Lead: When to Take Charge, When to Partner, and When to Stay Out of the Way. Consultant Ram Charan, headhunter Dennis Carey and academic Michael Useem presented me with three key takeaways from this quick-to-read book. First, their experience with many companies and boards informed their perspective in offering general guidance about leadership and corporate governance. Second, they provide examples of success (where they name names) and failures (where they disguise names). Such examples are described adequately enough for readers to understand the situation. Third, the authors present checklists that can be a quick way to organize thinking and action. While I found many examples of them missing the mark, or providing very shallow insight, most of the book will provide executives and directors with something to think about and consider applying to a particular company. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Boards That Lead from amazon.com.