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Survival and success as a company board member It is only natural that successful executives and managers will look forward to the day when they are invited to join the company board. While there are fewer more powerful signs of professional recognition, there are also fewer greater personal challenges and pitfalls than entering the boardroom. This book, by two leading executive coaches, provides insight, advice and savviness on becoming a successful board member. Often, the very attributes that may have underpinned success as a manager can be the very traits that derail additional success in the boardroom. The book looks at the difference between being a manager and board member, the right kind of behaviour to adopt in the boardroom, managing exposure and accountability, the leadership traits required as a board member, amongst other key traits and issues essential to boardroom survival. For new board members, this book is essential reading.

Book Details

  • Publisher: LID Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-907794-03-2
  • FORMAT: 216 x 138mm
  • Bookbinding: Hardback
  • Number of pages: 144



Brian ScanlonBrian Scanlon Brian Scanlon is Chairman of CPS Ltd and GG Management Consulting Ltd. He graduated in mathematics and physics and took a masters degree in operational research. After an early career in the steel industry, he became a director at AT Kearney Ltd in London and led a practice that addressed strategic issues. He has also held a number of executive and non-executive boardroom positions, being responsible for the creation and flotation of a number of new ventures and privatisation projects. More recently, he was a Vice President of JP Morgan Chase Bank in its Treasury Services Division.

Stephen SchneiderStephen Schneide Stephen Schneider is Managing Director of CPS Ltd, which he founded in 1996 to support boardroom development through executive mentoring and coaching. Stephen’s corporate background includes senior executive roles in the ENSERCH Corporation of Dallas and Higgs & Hill where he was a member of the PLC board. Over the past 14 years Stephen has built a reputation as a mentor and coach to boards, boardroom directors, and senior executives of some of the country’s leading organisations. He regularly contributes articles and interviews on leadership and boardroom development to professional journals, the national press and radio.

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