Board positions are some of the most coveted in the world as being on a board offers wide networks, credibility and a huge leap in reputation which all leads to significant financial benefits.
However, board positions are rarely, if ever, advertised. In this book, titled: How to get on the board and become a fantastic board director, Mustapha Barnabas Mugisa who spent about eight years on the board of the Insitute of Corporate Governance (ICGU) gives a candid recollection of his own journey.
The book is written in a conversational style as it mixes concepts of modern management with practical insights picked along Mugisa’s experience in the higher echelons of corporate politics and governance.
The book is organised in two parts, the first part is about how to get a board appointment and things you must be aware of. Part two of the book looks at the seven tools of an effective Board member once you get on the board.
Finally, the book explains why we need good Corporate Governance. After reading the book, it is easy to see why clearing bottlenecks at the top always make the organization more productive.
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