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No boardroom in any industry is safe from new market threats in this time of rapid technological growth. We’ve all heard the stories of corruption by CEOs at WeWork and Theranos and witnessed whistleblowers revealing crises at Wells Fargo and Uber. The board’s responsibility in this time shifts from protecting not just shareholders, but all stakeholders. Disruption in the Boardroom delves into the details of modern corporations and how governance and oversight can lead us into an evolving digital future.

Corporate culture is changing every day, and everybody at the top—from senior executives of well-funded startups to decades old stalwarts of industries—are being watched more closely than ever Disruption in the Boardroom calls for leaders to embrace intellectual honesty, moral courage, and a discipline for continuous learning in order to have good corporate governance. Author Jennifer Wolfe addresses questions that hit home for present and future board members, the overarching one being: how can a handful of people successfully oversee a company and the entirety of its actions? This book details case studies of past mistakes and lessons from current board members and provides expert insights on how to structure future governance.

Disruption in the Boardroom walks you through stories of both triumphs and errors in crucial decisions made by boards of companies you know well. Whether you are a senior executive, a corporate board director, or simply a curious reader on the topic of business decisions of the current day, Wolfe’s expertise provides you with invaluable knowledge that you deserve to have on your bookshelf. The "move fast and break things" mentality has disrupted every industry, and it will only continue to shift the way we as a business culture approach the future of work. Don’t fall behind.

What You Will LearnTake a look at good and bad examples of how board members at different companies have dealt with emerging issuesUnderstand the changing role of the board

Examine how new technologies are rapidly change business models

Who This Book is For

Senior executives, VCs and private equity associates, corporate board directors and curious readers.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Frontmatter

Chapter 1. Old Rules vs. New Rules of Business

Abstract
We need good corporate governance now more than ever which requires directors to embrace
Jennifer C. Wolfe

Chapter 2. Why Nothing Changes – Status Quo at Work

Abstract
As discussed in Chapter 1, we need good corporate governance now more than ever, and we must have intellectual honesty, moral courage, and discipline for continuous learning. In this chapter, we’ll talk about moral courage as a fundamental principle of good governance.
Jennifer C. Wolfe

Chapter 3. Disruption and Digital Trends for the Next Decade

Abstract
In this chapter, we’ll talk about discipline for continuous learning. Invest the time, money, and resources to read, go to conferences, ask questions even if you fear you may be discovered for not understanding the subject, and learn about new technologies, new generations of thinking, and what’s actually working or not working in your organization.
Jennifer C. Wolfe

Chapter 4. Cybersecurity

Abstract
Cybersecurity threats are unlocked doors opened by vulnerability points left unchecked. As we add new technologies to our organizations, new vulnerabilities are created. As we change the way people work and live using technology, new vulnerability points are formed. As the infrastructure to daily life is more reliant on Internet connections, data clouds, and wireless nodes, the ability for hackers to target central services like transportation, financial services, and health care to wreak havoc or destabilize a region continues to increase.
Jennifer C. Wolfe

Chapter 5. The Future of Work and Societal Shifts

Abstract
The sharing economy, Millennials, Gen Z, and robots in the workforce are all just a few of the headline-grabbing signals about the future of work and how society is changing. In this chapter, I’ll explore some of the big trends to watch and offer suggestions to consider as you contemplate the future of your workforce from the boardroom. You can also consider these trends as it impacts your customer base.
Jennifer C. Wolfe

Chapter 6. Environmental and Social Governance

Abstract
Environmental and social governance, referred to now as “ESG,” has become a hot topic in boardroom education. In brief, ESG means our society as a whole expects corporations to be responsible and accountable to not just shareholders but all stakeholders (employees, vendors, customers, strategic partners, and the community as a whole). It means boards may be held to a standard in the future for how well the corporation cares about the stakeholders impacted by it vs. just financial value to shareholders. This means boards must care about what matters to stakeholders – “Stakeholder Values.”
Jennifer C. Wolfe

Chapter 7. The Future of the Boardroom

Abstract
This chapter provides a practical framework for managing a vast new world of technology, cybersecurity, societal shifts, and unexpected health pandemics and a new structure for good governance and oversight from the boardroom.
Jennifer C. Wolfe

Backmatter

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