What Every Board Member Should Know

Sir Robert Dowling

"I can guarantee that this book will help any board member"

Meet Penguin, Peacock, Bee and Rabbit who will take you on an extraordinary journey to board effectiveness…

Using four of the twelve characters from the governance forum Zoo, The Governor’s latest book consolidates his years of teaching on governance, strategy and leadership in an innovative way that is sure to engage experienced and new board members alike. Inside you will find a unique perspective on topics including board appointments, roles and responsibilities, critical issues for boards, blind spots, Board Effectiveness Reviews (BER), traits of highly effective board members and most importantly – boardroom behaviour. This book is sure to equip, empower and educate board members everywhere.

It's ingenious and contemporary style, outlined in five practical steps will leave you with a sound understanding not only of the main statutory responsibilities, but a good grasp of all of the practical information you need as an experienced, new or aspiring board member. ‘The Effective Board Member’ is set to change the world one board member at a time!

The Effective Board Member – What Every Board Member Should Know is a transformational tale of the journey to boardroom effectiveness. It combines Karl George’s (The Governor’s) knowledge and experience both of governance in an international context and an initial study of human behaviour.

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Geoff Cousins

"The governor... demystifies governance, brings it down to a personal level and explains it in the context of your overall leadership skills and NED responsibilities."

Former MD, Jaguar

Karl George MBE, 

Managing Director at the governance forum

Karl George MBE, Managing Director at the governance forum is a thought leader and nationally established consultant in governance, with over twenty years combined experience in accountancy, business and strategic development. 


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