"The Perfect Board offers a primer of sorts on what it takes to be an effective Board member.  Clemons touches on everything from regulations to delegation, conflicts of interests and compensation."

-Sunday Star-Ledger, Newark, New Jersey

"Calvin Clemons - who's been in association management almost three decades - offers sound advice on matters of ethics and public service."

-American School Board Journal

The Perfect Board was selected as a
2008 National Best Book Finalist!

The Perfect Board was selected as a finalist in the "Business: Management & Leadership" category of the 2008 National Best Book Awards sponsored by USA Book News. Read More.

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From the Readers . . .

Understanding the role of being a director of a board is increasingly important to today's society. The Perfect Board is a great way for a director, or potential director to appreciate what is expected of them.

Dirk Van Dongen, President, National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors

I believe this concise gem is 'perfect' - both as a primer for the novice director and as a refresher for the veteran!

Tim Holt, Former President/CEO, National School Supply & Equipment Association

The Perfect Board economically compresses a lifetime of experience into a charming tale with a message: serving on a Board is serious business.

In many organizations, the Board's homework is done in a plane on the way to the meeting. The Perfect Board will not only be read on the first trip, it will be a trusty companion for all future meetings.

If you had only one handout for your organization's Board orientation, it must be The Perfect Board.

Michael Sherman, Ph.D., CAE, Former President, Association Research, Inc.

I loved the book and bought 20 copies for my new incoming board members.

Joe Broom, President, FSA Group, LLC

"Have you been newly elected to a Board of Directors? If so, The Perfect Board by Calvin K. Clemons, CAE, CMP, can give you the basics to becoming an effective Board member, offering advice in an easy-to-follow narrative format."

-The Meeting Professional, Dallas, Texas

Review by Meryl K. Evans, Meryl.net