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Bloomsbury presents On Board by John Tusa, read by John Tusa.
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 listener 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.
"On Board is a serious story lightly told, with numerous hints and tips along the way on how boards behave and how they should. Every board member should [listen to] it...and learn." (Joan Bakewell, broadcaster, writer and president of Birkbeck, University of London)
"John Tusa is one of the bravest and most thoughtful public servants of a generation, and one of the people I admire most in British public life." (Rory Stewart)
"John Tusa deals with the great and seldom asked questions: why do chairs and chief executives not get on? Why do boards make the wrong appointments? What does a great board look like? His answers - based on huge experience - are vital [listening] for chairs and trustees everywhere. This is a book on an important subject full of insight and interest: essential [listening]!" (Lord Tony Hall of Birkenhead CBE, chairman of the National Gallery and former director-general of the BBC)
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- Amazon Customer
Excellent insight into the running of the Boards of Governance of famed British institutions from the English National Opera, the British Museum, to the University of Art London (UAL), highly recommended.
- D. Barry
if you have any interest in how boards work, this book is amazing. Must read.