Navigating the Boardroom Author:Dennis D. Pointer Navigating the Boardroom forwards 40 maxims, things you must know and do to maximize your performance and contributions as a member of a board of directors, whether you're new or long-tenured. The book is straight talk that forwards practical and usable wisdom. Drivers' manuals aren't provided to directors at the time of their initial appointmen... more »t or during their terms of service. The assumption is that bright people will pickup the fundamentals of board work by just doing it. Experience is a great teacher. But it can be enriched, leveraged and enlivened when grounded on good ideas. The vast governance literature has focused almost exclusively on a board's obligations, responsibilities, roles and function as a whole. Little attention has been accorded directors and directorship. Although governing is a "team sport," it's practiced by individuals who occupy all those boardroom chairs. This book was written to begin filling this void.