On Board: The Insider's Guide to Surviving Life in the Boardroom

On Board: The Insider's Guide to Surviving Life in the Boardroom

By John Tusa

An engaging guide on how to navigate the pitfalls and challenges of serving on a board, complemented by anecdotes and narratives from John Tusa's vast and eclectic career as a board member of various prestigious institutions.


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Book Information

Publisher: Bloomsbury Business
Publish Date: 03/22/2022
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 9781472976024
ISBN-10: 1472976029
Language: English

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"In equal parts a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of some of our best-loved institutions and a guide on how governing boards should work" - HRDirector Throughout the world, thousands of people give their time, skill and energy to serving on a board. From local councils to international corporations - boards play a critical role in the running and success of any organisation, large and small. In On Board John Tusa brings us behind the closed doors of the boardroom to provide an insight into the inner-working of boards. From personal squabbles to financial crises, Tusa shares his experiences serving on a wide variety of international boards such as the British Museum and American Public Radio. These lively life-stories unveil how boards overcome deep-set divisions, appoint new members and survive in times of chaos. Through these stories, Tusa provides lessons and tips on how to effectively operate in cooperative business environments. Tusa teaches the reader how to overcome the big egos and how to work collaboratively yet effectively. On Board is not only an engaging foray into the vibrant career of John Tusa - it is also a comprehensive guide to anyone who struggles to work on boards or committees - or in any cooperative environment.

About the Author

Sir John Tusa is a British arts administrator, author, journalist and former presenter of BBC's Newsnight. He is the co-chairman of the European Union Youth Orchestra and was formerly the managing director of the BBC World Service and the Barbican Arts Centre.

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