Be Prepared: A practical guide for directors on their duties is a free pocket book produced in association with Duff & Phelps. It is being sent to IoD members with the March 2016 edition of Director magazine and can be downloaded for free here
With directors under ever closer scrutiny, this guide for directors can help you fulfil your fundamental duties. Introduced by IoD director general Simon Walker, subjects covered within the guide include the importance of good governance, people and culture, risk and regulation, operational risk, finance and insolvency.
“Opening yourself up to public scrutiny is the price of this success,” writes Walker. “After all, directorships carry responsibilities which no one considering a board role should take lightly – with the glare of the public spotlight on businesses of all sizes, they cannot afford to. Board members get to the top by juggling competing priorities and striking a balance in everything they do. This guide serves as a good introduction to how directors can make sure they continue to do this as a matter of course. The breadth of topics covered gives an indication of just how demanding the role of the modern director is.”