The Complete Guide to Good Governance

Author(s): Doug Matheson

Business

The Complete Guide to Good Governance is both comprehensive and a practical "how to" guide for any organization governed by a 'board of directors', 'board of trustees', 'council', 'committee' or similar governance structure. As author Doug Matheson writes in his Preface: "The practices outlined in this book are...largely based on my personal experiences as a practicing manager, executive, chief executive, director, chairman and teacher of management and governance. I have applied and practiced much of what is contained here in a wide range of organizations. I preach what I try to practice." The Complete Guide to Good Governance also addresses current issues: the organization's values, beliefs, culture and style; balancing stakeholder interests; franchising; management buyouts; mergers and acquisitions; takeovers; the co-operative model; directors and managers owning shares; codes of practice: and what was learnt from Enron and other corporate scandals. Following a 31 year career in IBM New Zealand and in IBM's Asia Pacific headquarters in Tokyo, Doug Matheson has, for the past 15 years, been director and chairman of a number of company, public sector and not-for-profit boards. This unique range of experience gives his book the stamp of complete authority.


Contents: Governance - What is it?; Best Practice Governance Today; Best Practice Governance of Companies; Best Practice Governance in the Public Sector; Best Practice Governance of Not-For-Profit Organizations; The Board; Preparation of Directors for their Role; The Chairman; Selecting and Appointing the Chief Executive; Managing the Chief Executive; Chief Executive Succession Planning; The Board and the Chief Executive; Balancing Stakeholder Interests; Direction, Strategy and Strategic Goals; Organization Values, Beliefs, Culture and Style; Work of the Board Board Meetings; Committees of the Board; Evaluating Board, Chairman and Director Performance; Continuous Director Development and Performance Improvement; Future Scenarios


Product Information

Governance - What is it?; Best Practice Governance Today; Best Practice Governance of Companies; Best Practice Governance in the Public Sector; Best Practice Governance of Not-For-Profit Organizations; The Board; Preparation of Directors for their Role; The Chairman; Selecting and Appointing the Chief Executive; Managing the Chief Executive; Chief Executive Succession Planning; The Board and the Chief Executive; Balancing Stakeholder Interests; Direction, Strategy and Strategic Goals; Organization Values, Beliefs, Culture and Style; Work of the Board Board Meetings; Committees of the Board; Evaluating Board, Chairman and Director Performance; Continuous Director Development and Performance Improvement; Future Scenarios

General Fields

  • : 9780958252102
  • : 3media Group Ltd
  • : 3media Group Ltd
  • : January 2007
  • : 240x170mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Doug Matheson
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 557