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Leading a Board

Chairs’ Practices Across Europe

Editors: Shekshnia, Stanislav, Zagieva, Veronika (Eds.)

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  • Presents what board chairs actually do, rather than what they should do
  • Includes an unprecedented sample – 200 chairs, directors, shareholders and CEOs from 8 countries
  • Describes chair practices in diverse European cultures from UK to Turkey
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About this book

This book represents the first cross-country study of the work of board chairs in Europe. It includes unique data collected through interviews with almost 200 experienced board chairs and their key stakeholders – board members, CEOs and shareholders.
The book focuses on what board leaders actually do, rather than what they should do, and elaborates on a conceptual contingency framework for understanding chairs’ work in Europe. This includes a comprehensive list of chair practices – iterative behaviour strategies for getting things done, comparisons of contexts for chairs’ work and practices among nine countries, and identification of cross-European and country-specific trends that will shape the work of board leaders in the next decade.
The book will benefit incumbent and future chairs, directors, shareholders, CEOs, executives and regulators in developing a systemic understanding of the work of a chair in the European business context and gaining insights into how the leader of the board deals with specific challenges.

About the authors

Stanislav Shekshnia is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD, a Director of the “Leading from the Chair” executive development programme and a Senior Partner at Ward Howell. His research concentrates on leadership, leadership development and effective governance in regions and organizations.
Veronika Zagieva is a Director of Ward Howell Talent Equity Institute, an internal research and development division of the Ward Howell Group. Her research is focused on leadership development, CEO effectiveness, CEO succession and board dynamics.

Reviews

Leading a Board provides highly relevant insights on dealing with challenges every chairman faces – engaging directors, motivating executives, communicating with different stakeholders. (Dr. Andreas Jacobs, Chairman of the INSEAD Board, Member of the Board of Jacobs Holding AG)

An insightful, well-researched and crafted book, which demystifies the practice and art of good Chairmanship. It compares and contrasts the roles across Europe clearly articulating similarities and differences. It contains a wealth of information drawn from the experience of seasoned Chairman. A must read for both existing and aspiring Chairman. A key insight is the centrality of high EQ as well as IQ skillfully brought to bear to orchestrate the individual and collective contributions essential to effective performance and good governance in a rapidly changing world. (Helen Pitcher OBE, Governance Expert and Chairman Public, Private and Charitable Sectors)

This book is INSEAD doing what it does best. It distils the experience and wisdom of contributors from several diverse cultures and in the process provides invaluable education and stimulation. A “must read” for anyone contemplating taking on the responsibilities of chairing a Board. (Bryan K. Sanderson, CBE, Chairman and Founding Director of Home Renaissance Foundation, Chair of the Low Pay Commission and Chairman of Florence Nightingale Foundation)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 32,12 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-3197-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 42,79 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-3196-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Leading a Board
Book Subtitle
Chairs’ Practices Across Europe
Editors
  • Stanislav Shekshnia
  • Veronika Zagieva
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-3197-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-3197-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-3196-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 250
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations
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