Corporate Governance is the hot topic of the new millennium. Goneare the days when CEOs set agendas and earned 500 times more thanaverage employees. Now, transparency rules. Corporations mustestablish new systems of accountability, and encourage long-termparticipation in decision-making by both shareholders and staff.Those that succeed will be better equipped to create wealth, solvecomplex problems, and compete in global markets.
The role of the directorate and the need to ensure an effectiveframework for its accountability to owners is paramount to success.In line with this thinking, Mastering Global Corporate Governanceargues that one of the key responsibilities of the Board isleadership, and that the root of good corporate governance lies inthe strength of a corporate leader. In particular, it focuses ontwo 'burning issues' for senior executives: how can the boards ofglobal companies best lead their companies through the fundamentaldilemmas that face all boards?; and how can Boards, entrusted withultimate responsibility for the way a company exercises leadership,provide that leadership?