The move from being a manager to a directorship – or from director to chairman – is more than a change in responsibility, it is a major change in behaviour and in responsibility. For most of your career you will have been becoming more expert in a narrower field, or focusing only on the interests of a single department. Suddenly, you need to have equal responsibility for all departments, scanning the external environment for opportunities and joining a new, elite group at the top.
This series is dedicated to directors and prospective directors. It introduces them to the basic skills and a attitudes of being a director and then explains the principles, practice and benefits of adopting good corporate governance.
The New Directors Handbook
Are you a new or prospective director? This book provides an introduction to the responsibilities, skills and attitudes required for an effective director.
Following the recommendations and learning the processes in this book will enable you to become more effective director, more quickly.
Here are some of the highlights:
- Roles and responsibilities of directors
- Memorandum and Articles of Association
- Corporate Governance
- Vision, mission and values
- Strategies and plans