Contents

Foreword

Preface

Contributor

  1 Welcome to the Board

VALERIE P. PRACILIO, DAVID B. NASH, AND WILLIAM J. OETGEN

  2 Governance Back to Basics

JONA RAASCH AND JAMES RICE

  3 Defining a Great Board: Duties and Responsibilities

BARRY S. BADER

  4 Bringing Quality to the Table

KANAK S. GAUTAM

  5 The Board’s Role in Building Healthy Environments

BLAIR L. SADLER, JENNIFER DUBOSE, AND CRAIG ZIMRING

  6 Professional Affairs

WILLIAM L. THOMAS, BARBARA R. HELLER, AND MOLLY K. KING

  7 The Bottom Line

CARYL E. CARPENTER AND JOHN K. DUGAN

  8 Auditing and Compliance: The Conscience of an Enterprise

ALTON F. KNIGHT AND STEPHEN J. NEITZ

  9 Gavel of Governance: Legal Considerations

CATHERINE C. OETGEN AND ELIZABETH A. SIMPSON

10 The Compensation ...

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