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Leading the Board
Being the chairman of a company is the top job. Forget the hyperbole and hero-worship surrounding CEOs, it is the world's chairmen who call the real corporate shots. It is chairmen who hire and fire CEOs. Little wonder that some CEOs choose to neuter the chairman by combining the two roles.
Leading the Board provides unique and powerful insights into what it takes to succe ...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published December 15th 2007 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published November 23rd 2007)
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As chairman of the board, you must walk a fine line. You cannot be intrusive or expect to have a say in all day-to-day operations. You cannot try to force your own ideas through the system. At the same time, you cannot be a yes-man for the CEO, letting him or her run roughshod over the organization. Andrew and Nada Kakabadse, professors and corporate boards experts, explain why the chair must be his or her company’s ethical paladin. If the chairman starts cutting corners, soon the company will h ...more