Established director shows how board management is done

June 2012

In "Dilemmas, Dilemmas II: More Practical Case Studies for Company Directors," Julie Garland McLellan peeks inside 25 different boardrooms to show how they exercise judgment and manage key issues

SYDNEY - When it comes to corporate and nonprofit boards of directors, Julie Garland McLellan knows her stuff. In "Dilemmas, Dilemmas II" (ISBN 1469951827), the leading Australian governance consultant shares her wisdom over the course of 25 case studies drawn from real-life situations. In a breezy, storytelling style, Garland McLellan's book provides glimpses into a variety of boardrooms to help directors and others build their own judgment and better manage issues inside their boardrooms.

With panache and professionalism, Garland McLellan guides the reader through the ins and outs of key actions that all boards must excel at in order to thrive. These include resolving conflict, improving the quality of governance, managing risk, and providing the team with a core image of vision and unification. In compact, highly readable chapters, "Dilemmas, Dilemmas II" also shows the corporate director how to; deal with conflicts of interest; create policy addressing the liabilities of directors, staff and shareholders; and examine different approaches to raising capital.

Above all, Garland McLellan stresses the need for boards to take into account the human element in their decisions. "Dilemmas, Dilemmas II" will make directors better at their jobs. Directorship is all about judgment, and this book provides a range of exercises and examples that will hone the decision-making abilities of anyone who serves in a board capacity.

Up-to-date, entertaining and educational, this book's insights will apply equally well to commercial, government, family and non-profit boards. It avoids the turgid, boring prose of most instructional texts for company directors and draws its examples from a global array of realistic sources.

"Dilemmas, Dilemmas II" is available for sale online at and other channels.

About the Author:
A practicing company director, Julie Garland McLellan has served on a diverse array of public, commercial and non-profit boards. She has written and presented many of the instructional courses for the Australian Institute of Company Directors of which she is a former council member. Her newsletter, The Director's Dilemma, is read in 32 different countries. She has a degree in civil engineering, an executive master's degree and an advanced diploma in company directorship.

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