"..based on close observation of real directors and boards."
-- Manager, April 2008
"A most useful book to alert the reader to the key governance challenges they face." -- Business Executive, Feb 2008
"Bain has a formidable record as a manager and non-executive, in the non-profit sector as well as companies. He's sharp, to the point of brusque-ness."
-- Public, January 2008
"Bain's cogent, level-headed study explains how directors can ensure that their companies behave appropriately, and how business can rebuild bonds of trust with the public." -- Engineering Management, Dec-Jan '07-'08
"Current and would-be directors should find this book a mine of information and sound advice."
-- Human Capital Management, Jan/Feb 2008
"I especially applaud the emphasis on nurturing and growing talent to improve organisational and personal effectiveness."
-- Richard Boggis-Rolf, Chief Executive, Odgers Ray and Berndtson [International search firm and number 1 in the UK]
"I found Neville Bain's book very useful. It helped me become a more effective non-executive director of the two Indian based companies on whose boards I serve." -- Prof. Catherine Rosenberg, University Research Chair, University of Waterloo, Canada
"Neville Bain has drawn on his wide experience of board membership and leadership to offer sound practical advice to directors on how to make the best of their boards - and to boards on how to make the best of their directors." -- Sir Adrian Cadbury
"This book shows how directors can add real value to their organisations and, in the process, gain a strong sense of satisfaction from their roles." -- Miles Templeman, Director General, Institute of Directors
Best practice advice for directors on how to be successful as individuals and ensure board success as a whole. It covers topics such as governance, leadership, values and ethics.