Hbr's 10 Must Reads on Boards (Paperback)

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Serving on a board is like having a second full-time job.

Earning a seat on a board is a rite of passage for senior leaders. Serving on a board is an opportunity to share your skills and extend your reach beyond your own organization as you help select, appoint, and review the performance of an organization's senior leadership team, determine compensation and incentive plans, approve strategic decisions, and ensure the financial well-being of the organization in both the short- and long-term. But in today's increasingly complex business environment, serving on a board also means working to address detailed issues such as increasing diversity on the board itself and in the organization, ensuring a risk-mitigation plan that prepares the organization for everything from hackers to sexual predators, and navigating big-picture challenges such as the unprecedented pace of change and disruption--all while managing financials and shareholder expectations.

If you read nothing else on boards, read these 10 articles by experts in the field. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you address classic challenges such as increasing diversity, ensuring a culture that reflects company values, and providing strategic oversight while also addressing emerging issues such as shareholder activism, cybersecurity, and ever-shifting regulations.

This book will inspire you to:

  • Collaborate effectively with the other members of the board and executive team
  • Anticipate and address legislation and regulation issues
  • Adopt a company-centered model that prioritizes the health of the enterprise over fattening shareholders' wallets
  • Rethink your role and attitude toward risk
  • Support leadership transitions
  • Foster creative abrasion to keep ideas flowing
  • Manage and build relationships with the executive team--and your shareholders

HBR's 10 Must Reads paperback series is the definitive collection of books for new and experienced leaders alike. Leaders looking for the inspiration that big ideas provide, both to accelerate their own growth and that of their companies, should look no further. HBR's 10 Must Reads series focuses on the core topics that every ambitious manager needs to know: leadership, strategy, change, managing people, and managing yourself. Harvard Business Review has sorted through hundreds of articles and selected only the most essential reading on each topic. Each title includes timeless advice that will be relevant regardless of an ever‐changing business environment.

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Harvard Business Review is the leading destination for smart management thinking. Through its flagship magazine, 12 international licensed editions, books from Harvard Business Review Press, and digital content and tools published on HBR.org, Harvard Business Review provides professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact.You can find Harvard Business Review at: hbr.orgTwitter: @HarvardBizLinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/harvard-business-reviewFacebook: facebook.com/harvardbusinessreviewInstagram: @harvard_business_reviewYouTube: youtube.com/user/harvardbusinessreview


Product Details
ISBN: 9781633698895
ISBN-10: 1633698890
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication Date: July 7th, 2020
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: HBR's 10 Must Reads