The Imperfect Board Member
Discovering the Seven Disciplines of Governance ExcellenceBook - 2006
"Finally! A book about boards that isn't boring!"
--Patrick Lencioni, author, The Five Dysfunctions of aTeam
"Everyone wins with good governance--countries, corporations,and community groups. In a compelling style like no one before him,Jim Brown helps leaders understand the keys for boardroomexcellence. The Imperfect Board Member ought to be requiredreading for people on every type of board. The great thing is thatit won't need to be required--it's such a fun book, every leaderwill want to read it."
--Jim Balsillie, chairman and co-CEO, Research in Motion; chair,Centre for International Governance Innovation
"I know no board members, myself included, who won't learnvaluable lessons from Jim Brown's book The Imperfect BoardMember . Don't miss it!"
--Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One-Minute Manager and TheSecret
"Thanks to Sarbanes-Oxley, boards have become active. TheImperfect Board Member clarifies sharply the lines of whatboards need to do and what management needs to do. The time hascome for the two groups to work together and yet keepindependent."
--Ram Charan, coauthor, Execution, and author, Boards ThatDeliver
" The Imperfect Board Member by Jim Brown is a highlyperceptive, eminently readable, engagingly human book on how boardsand directors can improve their performance. In a breezyconversational style that uses dialogue invitingly and often, theauthor explores with sensitivity and a light touch not only thestandard ingredients but also the more subtle nuances of excellencein both corporate and not-for-profit governance."
--William A. Dimma, author, Tougher Boards for TougherTimes ; chairman, Home Capital Group Inc.