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

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10Development and appraisal processes for boards and directors

Developing the board

It still comes as a surprise to many people elected to become statutory directors of their organizations that they are making a step change into a new and demanding world that is intellectually and behaviourally different from their comfy executive world. They are even more surprised when they find that not only are they now expected to be skilful, careful and diligent in their directoral duties and accountabilities, but they will also be appraised annually on their performance. As this is backed in an increasing number of countries with tougher corporate governance and anticorruption laws life is changing dramatically for those who become directors.

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