As you might have discovered, there is a big difference between being a senior manager and a member of a board.
Many directors struggle with this; it takes time to learn on the job.
Joining a board for the first time can be a big step. You need a different mindset, new skills, a new identity as you deal with changing relationships.
Suddenly, you are exposed to a new language, new ideas and new assumptions; some things not taught even on MBA courses.
The most common concerns have been shown to be:
The New Directors Handbook has been written to deal with just these concerns – a primer for new directors and a reference for existing directors.
Author: Richard Winfield
Paperback 170 pages
Price: £14.99 incl p&p
The New Directors Handbook introduces you to the roles, responsibilities and risks you should be aware of as a director, as well as providing you with some tools to help you in your career.
It has grown out of many years' experience working directly with new directors and existing boards from around the world.
In this practical guide you find:
Reading The New Directors Handbook enables you to become more confident, more effective, more quickly so you can make an early contribution to the board and rapidly gain the respect of your peers.
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