Boards That Excel.
B. Joseph White
[Berrett-Koehler, 288 pp, $ 29.95, 2014]
Author B. Joseph White – a successful corporate executive, a veteran of many boards and a distinguished academic – argues that boards enable organizations to excel only when directors go beyond their standard duties of oversight and monitoring management. Directors, he says, must set high aspirations, serve as stewards who know the organization in all its dimensions, and make decisions that create value for all stakeholders-owners, employees, customers and society.