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The Keys to the Boardroom: How to Get There and How to Stay There

Jo Haigh



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Crimson Publishing
05 January 2014
Management & management techniques; Boards & directors: role & responsibilities
Reaching the boardroom is the aspiration of most managers, but only a few achieve this goal. At the same time the directors' role is under greater scrutiny than ever before with statutory regulations on how directors have to behave and on-going discussions on the numbers of female directors. The Keys to the Boardroom will provide a map to the boardroom and help you to stay there. Jo Haigh has over 25 years' experience as a director and non-executive director and she explains in practical terms the purpose of a board and the skills you need to get you there. Full of real life examples and international perspectives, it will show you how to deal with the boardroom dynamics, politics and prejudices that all directors face at some time in their career.
By:   Jo Haigh
Imprint:   Crimson Publishing
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 138mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   272g
ISBN:   9781780591735
ISBN 10:   178059173X
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   05 January 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jo Haigh is a Partner and Head of Corporate Finance for FDS Corporate Finance Services. She has bought and sold over 300 companies and is currently Non-Executive Director of 6 companies.

Reviews for The Keys to the Boardroom: How to Get There and How to Stay There

Enthusiasm, commitment and experience - these are characteristics Jo Haigh writes about as essential for the boardroom, but they are also characteristics she has demonstrated so well in her own career. Jo's track record and pedigree were key determinants in choosing her as a winner of the Peel Hunt/Sunday Times Non-Executive Director Awards. Who better to unravel the mysteries and key attributes for boardroom success and wrap them in such a fine publication? Steven Fine, Peel Hunt Keys to the Boardroom is packed with practical tips for aspiring and seasoned directors alike. Jo's experience as an award-winning director brings a unique blend of conviction and confidence that is second to none. Guy Jubb, Global Head of Governance and Stewardship, Standard Life Investments Jo Haigh has many years of experience in providing guidance to directors on the complex subject of their duties as directors and on corporate governance matters generally. Jo uses that experience in this book to set out, in easy-to-understand terms, how directors should act to make sure that they comply with their duties and corporate governance requirements, but without being so concerned about potential liabilities that they miss the opportunity to use their appointment as directors to make a positive contribution to the board and to the business they are promoting. Roger Dyson, Partner at hlw Keeble Hawson Jo Haigh is right on target with her analysis and explanations of the boardroom. Her approach takes aspiring and existing non-executive directors through the mechanics and philosophies of the board, helping to take away much of the mystery surrounding how boards operate, what they really do and how to make the best contribution to the governance and strategic direction of the business. A great book for those who want to push their careers to the highest level as well as those who simply feel they want a better understanding of what is going on behind the closed doors of the boardroom. John Devaney, Chairman, Cobham PLC and National Air Traffic Services Jo Haigh has a wealth of practical experience having sat on over forty boards in her career. She has seen the good, the bad and the distinctly ugly and this down-to-earth and personalised account of what makes a good director is a must-read for those aspiring to the post and those new to the role. Sadly so few people really know the truth about what makes a great or not-so-great performance in the boardroom. This book will leave you well equipped to ensure you fit into the first category and don't fall foul of an increasingly litigious world. James Caan With five best-selling books to her name, 300 companies bought and sold and over 40 non-executive roles, Jo Haigh knows her subject Yahoo Finance This book is a must-read for men and women keen to progress to board level. It not only gives the background of being a director, but gives real practical advice on how to get to the boardroom and importantly be successful in the boardroom. A colourful, anecdote-packed overview of life as a director The Times

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