How can boards exercise effective long-term focused leadership of their companies? This article from Harvard Business Review, which requires registration to access, provides practical advice on developing and reviewing with the board plans for business strategy, talent development and officer succession. For example, the article suggests including an agenda item for each board meeting to discuss and evaluate long-term plans and organizing a retreat devoted entirely to reviewing and improving the long-term plans proposed by management.
Leading from the Board Room, which requires registration to access, by Jay W. Lorsch and Robert C. Clark, appears in the April 2008 edition of Harvard Business Review. Through its flagship magazine, books, and digital content and tools published on HBR.org, Harvard Business Review aims to provide professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to help lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact. Additional information from Harvard Business Review is available at its website at www.hbr.org.