What boards must do in the crisis

With major companies battered by recession, the spotlight is on boards of directors to take more active roles in response to the crisis. But what should their priorities be? Fortune senior editor at large Geoff Colvin talked to two top consultants: management expert Ram Charan, whose latest book is Leadership in the Era of Economic Uncertainty, and Tom Neff, chairman of Spencer Stuart U.S., the executive-search firm. Key excerpts:img src=”http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~r/rss/money_news_economy/~4/CuHlGct0hqg” height=”1″ width=”1″/