by Tracy E. Houston —
THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT CHALLENGE you have as a board member in today’s world is the ability to stay abreast of a variety of issues in a time of change. This Board Guru™ handbook, Boardroom Insider: Best Blogs, Resources and Insights, authored by board advisory consultant Tracy E. Houston, compiles comprehensive, easy-to-follow content on important topics for the boardroom. Because the format provided can be used for all types of boards, Boardroom Insider: Best Blogs, Resources, and Insights will find a home on any director’s short list of handy references.
Whether you are looking to achieve impact in the boardroom, enhance your director-level education and competencies or create competitive advantage in the workplace, you will find this book reduces the amount of time and effort required to be an informed director, director candidate or governance professional.
Our goal is for you to have corporate governance information and resources that will greatly improve board effectiveness. Boardroom Insider: Best Blogs, Resources and Insights is a ready reference that you will return to again and again for the crucial information needed in the boardroom, including:
• Most popular Board Guru™ blogs;
• Key insights on relevant board-level topics to develop your wisdom as a director;
• Director interviews that provide insights for board effectiveness;
• Top ten focus areas for directors;
• Top ten lists of corporate governance educational resources;
• And more!
Tracy E. Houston, M.A. is the President of Board Resources Services, LLC. She is a refined specialist in board consulting and executive coaching with a heartfelt passion for rethinking performance, teams, and the boardroom.
Tracy’s “deep smarts” of the boardroom’s ecosystem are gained from first-hand participation as a former sitting director, consultant to boards and author of the Board Guru™ eBook Series With nine years of experience executing board search and governance based consulting engagements, her boardroom background, along with key insights of the politics of leadership and the competitive pressures of today's global marketplace, is embodied in a roll-up-your-sleeves style.
Tracy, with six years of experience as a sitting director, was one of the nation’s youngest women to sit on a board in the electric utility sector where she provided leadership during a period of industry change driven by deregulation, privatization, technology and globalization forces. She is the past chairman of the board of the International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology. In 2008 she was inducted into one of Colorado's local women's hall of fame groups.
Extensively published, Tracy has written hundreds of blogs that are featured on several award- winning websites. Frequently quoted, Tracy has recently appeared in Corporate Counsel’s In-House Straight, Energy Wire and After Nines. Her articles have been seen in many publications from The Denver Business Journal, Financial Executives International Magazine and Computer Weekly.
Tracy’s formal education includes a Bachelor of Science, Business Management from Metropolitan State College. Her graduate studies were completed at the University of Denver. She is a patron member of the Colorado Bar Association. Tracy is an avid hiker and recently backpacked in the Grand Canyon.