Managing and participating on governing boards of business can be a complicated and politically fraught experience. In many cases the room is filled with first timers - first time CEO, first time board member, or first time Chairman. As public and private companies are under so much public scrutiny, boards are increasingly being held accountable for the organization. This series of books covers key issues that are at the forefront of governing bodies such as: hiring board members; and creating boards that are effective and keep organizations on track; succession planning; compensation; organizational performance and measurement - plus more. Interviews with CEO's, Chairman of the Board and first time board members are sprinkled throughout, making these books readable and relevant.