Must-Have, Firsthand Guidance for the 21st Century Boardroom From the Wall Street Journal and top cable business newsprograms to global politics, the topic of corporate governance isin the business media spotlight. Yet despite this surge of popularattention and the board of directors' growing power andburdens, solid advice for running a better board remains scatteredand inconsistent. At a time of sharp scrutiny and far tighter boardaccountability, today's corporate boards and top managersneed practical wisdom more than ever. In this invaluable guidebook,the founder of the online newsletter Boardroom INSIDER compiles thebest "first-person" advice for quality boards. Here are expertanswers to the most widely asked governance questions fromtoday's board members and top corporate management. From CEOevaluation to logistics and policymaking, bone up on: * Effective board recruiting * The hottest trends in board pay * What to do when your CEO is the problem * Running a smart audit committee * How to manage board-meeting surprises * Dealing with corporate counsel, boardroom battles, boardinvestigations, and strikes * Surviving the family boardroom * Board retirement policies * Career builders for women in the boardroom * Putting your board retreat to work * Strategies for nonprofit boards Including dozens of helpful checklists and inside examples ofthe governance strategies of leading companies, Improving CorporateBoards will help all directors ask the questions that hold the keyto better governance for the future.