Book Details

Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0787986100
ISBN-13: 978-0787986100
Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 5.7 x 8.4 inches

Book Description

Praise for The Imperfect Board Member

“Finally! A book about boards that isn’t boring!”
–Patrick Lencioni, author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

“Everyone wins with good governance–countries, corporations, and community groups. In a compelling style like no one before him, Jim Brown helps leaders understand the keys for boardroom excellence. The Imperfect Board Member ought to be required reading for people on every type of board. The great thing is that it won’t need to be required–it’s such a fun book, every leader will want to read it.”
–Jim Balsillie, chairman and co-CEO, Research in Motion; chair, Centre for International Governance Innovation

“I know no board members, myself included, who won’t learn valuable lessons from Jim Brown’s book The Imperfect Board Member. Don’t miss it!”
–Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One-Minute Manager and The Secret

“Thanks to Sarbanes-Oxley, boards have become active. The Imperfect Board Member clarifies sharply the lines of what boards need to do and what management needs to do. The time has come for the two groups to work together and yet keep independent.”
–Ram Charan, coauthor, Execution, and author, Boards That Deliver

“The Imperfect Board Member by Jim Brown is a highly perceptive, eminently readable, engagingly human book on how boards and directors can improve their performance. In a breezy conversational style that uses dialogue invitingly and often, the author explores with sensitivity and a light touch not only the standard ingredients but also the more subtle nuances of excellence in both corporate and not-for-profit governance.”
–William A. Dimma, author, Tougher Boards for Tougher Times; chairman, Home Capital Group Inc.

About the Authors

Jim Brown

A bestselling author and gifted presenter, Jim Brown is both an avid teacher and student of governance. Jim has coached key leaders from scores of prominent organizations, walking with them as they navigate through structural reorganization, constitutional malaise, and a myriad of other challenges.

Clients are impressed by both his knowledge and his ability to communicate that wisdom with lasting impact. With a background in curriculum development Jim develops and delivers programs and consulting services tailored to clients’ business needs. His experiences as an entrepreneur and the completion of a Master’s degree in economics have honed his ability to focus on the most important aspects of any situation. His passion is to see board members and senior staff working together as a confident, competent team. And he always has fun doing it!

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