Sounding Off On The Best And Worst Boards

Your article "The best and worst boards" (Cover Story, Nov. 25) makes a significant contribution to the corporate governance field. The article clearly describes the major forces causing boardroom reform, and it provides a very useful outline of best practices for boards. It is clear that corporate boards must move beyond their traditional monitoring role to take on additional oversight responsibilities related to strategic planning and risk management. The education of directors will be critical as boards expand their responsibilities.

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