The Director's & Officer's Guide to Advisory Boards

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INDEX
Abbott, Charles C., 103
Abbott Laboratories, 163
Abs, Hermann J., 85
Accountability, 5, 33-35, 44, 153-55
ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), 180
Activity and societal scans, 65-75; business approach to, 69-72; business risk assessment and, 65-68; independent corporate advisory boards and, 68-75; industrial approach to, 69, 70; metascan approach to, 72-74
Adarkar, S. P., 79
Adcock, Willis A., 25
Adler, Robert, 16
Advisors: accountability of, 5, 33-35, 44; asset impact, 80-81; business brought in by, 84; celebrity, 16, 74-75, 80-81, 115; confidentiality and, 113; conflict of interest in, 113, 119; corporate cultures and, 203-20; country clubtype, 81; cultural characteristics of, 248-49; dedication of, 113; demeanor and appearance of, 247; encourage­- ment of corporate innovation by, 217-18; for entering new business sector, 84; ethical profile of, 250; to family businesses, 189-201; fees to, 3, 4-5, 48, 62, 63, 113; general description of, 3; identity and status of, 5, 6; implying tenure for, 57-58, 113; individual contractual agreements with, 3, 6; invitations to serve as, 241-54; lack of liability of, 31, 113; leveraged buy-in (LBI) strategy of, 249; multiple advisory seats of, 54-56; network contracts of, 5, 9, 56-57, 173-87, 243-45, 250; number of, in U.S., 12; personal attributes of, 242-45; power strategies of, 250-51; as probationers for regular board, 82; professional, 12; relevant central life interest of, 250; specimen contracts for, 128-33; subsidiary companies and, 58; as trusted outsiders, 86-87; "woodbox" list of prospective, 120
Advisory boards (committees, councils): activity scans by, 69-72; business complexity and, 28-30, 100; as clearinghouses for information, 177; in codetermination

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Table of contents

  • Recent Titles from Quorum Books ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Tables and Figures vii
  • Preface ix
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Advisors Unlimited 9
  • Notes 26
  • 2 - Driving Forces 27
  • Notes 35
  • 3 - Counseling Versus Consulting Versus Mentoring 37
  • Notes 41
  • 4 - Role of an Advisory Board or Council 43
  • Notes 64
  • 5 - Activity and Societal Scan 65
  • 6 - Species of Advisory Boards 77
  • Notes 88
  • 7 - Weak-Signal Governance/Early Warning Advisory Systems 89
  • Notes 101
  • 8 - Advising Non- Profit-Seeking Versus Profit- Seeking Organizations 103
  • Notes 108
  • 9 - Care and Feeding of Advisory Boards 111
  • Notes 121
  • 10 - Insurance, Indemnification, and Contractual Matters 123
  • Notes 134
  • 11 - Advisory View of Corporate Strategy 135
  • Notes 148
  • 12 - Advisory Board Perspectives: Stakeholder Strategy 149
  • Notes 170
  • 13 - The Power of Advisory Board Networks 173
  • Notes 187
  • 14 - Advising the Family Business Board 189
  • Notes 201
  • 15 - Cultural Realities Facing Advisory Boards 203
  • 16 - Advising on Nonprofit Trusteeship Pathologies 223
  • Notes 240
  • Appendix ADVISEE SEARCH: GETTING INVITED TO SERVE AS ADVISOR 241
  • Notes 255
  • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY AND REFERENCE READING LIST 257
  • Index 263
  • About the Author 279
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