Board Stiff

Gerdes, Sarah
November 2001
Inc.;Nov2001, Vol. 23 Issue 15, p124
Provides information on corporate board members. Attributes of a good board member; Suggested clause in a board's rules; Reason boards may provide little value to a company; Advice when having doubts about a prospective member.


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