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The Fish Rots From The Head: The Crisis in our Boardrooms: Developing the Crucial Skills of the Competent Director

Bob Garratt

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Profile Business
01 February 2011
Business & Economics; Business & management; Boards & directors: role & responsibilities; Organisational theory & behaviour
Effective corporate governance is crucial. As a Chinese proverb says, 'The fish rots from the head' and so it is with businesses and other organisations - the buck starts and stops in the boardroom. This third edition of Bob Garratt's bestselling book has been extensively updated following the corporate scandals of the early 2000s - Enron, WorldCom, Tyco - and the abysmal boardroom standards that the recent credit crunch and ensuing global financial crisis brought to light.

This edition builds on the Learning Board model developed by the author, now widely used internationally by corporations and public sector organisations such as the NHS. The result is a thought-provoking and highly practical book that will be invaluable to all those with responsibility for corporate governance - and also to those who subject them to scrutiny.

As Sir Adrian Cadbury, whose committee's groundbreaking report on corporate governance was published nearly twenty years ago, said about the first edition: 'No director can afford to ignore this book'.
By:   Bob Garratt
Imprint:   Profile Business
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   3rd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 195mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   248g
ISBN:   9781846683299
ISBN 10:   1846683297
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   01 February 2011
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Bob Garratt is a management consultant, Chairman of Media Projects International, and Visiting Fellow at the Management School of Imperial College, London. He is Chairman of the Association for Management Education and Development. He is the author of the bestselling Fish Rots from the Head.

Reviews for The Fish Rots From The Head: The Crisis in our Boardrooms: Developing the Crucial Skills of the Competent Director

* 'An important contribution to the corporate governance debate and clear and intelligent advice on how to improve the performance of a board' - Tim Melville-Ross, former head of the Institute of Directors


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