Building a Great by Choice Organization: The Board Perspective

Building a Great by Choice Organization: The Board Perspective

By: Kristin Clarke

Author Jim Collins spent nearly a decade studying what makes some organizations great. His latest research revealed that boards of directors play a pivotal role in an organization's success or failure. Here's how.

In Great by Choice, the fourth and final book of researcher Jim Collins' nine-year examination of the leadership and operations of great organizations, Collins and coauthor Morten Hansen of the University of California-Berkeley and INSEAD don't spend much time talking about the board's role in what they call "10X" outstanding organizations, but they can draw conclusions from the data regardless.  ...