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Google CEO, Sundar Pichai Answers The 3 Most Important Questions

Google CEO, Sundar Pichai Recently a Google employee wrote a 10-page memo to express his views. In response, he was fired. Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai wrote a memo [...]

2017-08-15T05:46:58+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Emotional Intelligence, Leadership|

Two Ways United Airlines Could Have Avoided Public Backlash

United CEO, Oscar Munoz 6.8 million views in less than twenty-four hours. On April 9th, 2017, David Dao was physically dragged off a United Airlines flight departing from [...]

2017-07-09T15:16:28+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Board/Team Dynamics, Leadership|

When Performance Becomes More Important Than Values: Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo CEO, John Stumpf It is difficult to open a newspaper without seeing the latest on the Wells Fargo scandal. As we all know, Wells Fargo employees [...]

Common Sense Principles In Action: Board Composition and Internal Governance

Warren Buffet Recently some of the world’s biggest names in corporate governance and business put together a set of Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles. These eight principles cover just about [...]

2017-07-09T15:54:48+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Board/Team Dynamics, Leadership|

Board Distress & Productivity: Making A Difference On Your Board

This blog is a summarized version of our article, Dealing with the Shock of Board Distress: An Emotionally Focused Approach – if you would like to read the article in full, [...]

2017-07-09T15:59:03+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Board/Team Dynamics, Leadership|

Part 3 Dismantling a Lock-In in the Boardroom: An Emotionally Focused Approach to Board Effectiveness

The Board Dynamics Process or BDP is a structured approach that is based on the new science of emotional connection that provides us with a clear map on how board [...]

2017-07-09T16:02:09+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Board/Team Dynamics, Emotional Intelligence|

Part 2: Dismantling a Lock-In in the Boardroom: An Emotionally Focused Approach to Board Effectiveness

The Board Dynamics Process or BDP is a structured approach that is based on the new science of emotional connection that provides us with a clear map on how board [...]

2017-07-09T19:32:06+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Dismantling a Lock-In in the Boardroom: An Emotionally Focused Approach to Board Effectiveness

Anyone who has worked on a board has experienced a moment where the progress stops. You might not be sure why or you might blame it on simple disagreements of [...]

2017-07-09T16:05:13+00:00 January 9th, 2017|Board/Team Dynamics, Emotional Intelligence|

New Year, New Board: Introducing Better Board Dynamics For 2017

We expect a lot of big changes in the business world in 2017 – with a new administration, M&A on the rise, and shareholder activists playing a larger role in [...]

2017-07-09T16:06:30+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Board/Team Dynamics, Emotional Intelligence|

Guiding Your Board Through The Aftermath Of The Election

Now that you’ve had a few days to process the results of the 2016 Presidential Election, it is time to start thinking about how this divisive event will affect your [...]

2017-07-09T16:09:16+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Board/Team Dynamics, Emotional Intelligence|

Broken Bonds: Wells Fargo Board Rebuilding Trust Through Emotional Connection

After intense scandals, boards have a limited time to regain their composure and start rebuilding trust. This is certainly the case for Wells Fargo. Their recent scandal has left shareholders, [...]

2017-07-09T16:10:09+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Board/Team Dynamics, Emotional Intelligence|

Three Great Reasons To Have Women as Board Directors

Recently I completed two webinars for Women in the Boardroom. This got me thinking about the issue of diversity that is becoming more and more prominent in corporate governance. When [...]

2017-07-09T16:11:11+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Board/Team Dynamics, Emotional Intelligence|

Commonsense Governance Principles in Action: Succession, Compensation, & Asset Managers

Welcome to the fifth and final week of our series on the Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles. In the last few weeks we’ve covered everything from board composition to shareholder rights [...]

2017-07-09T16:19:13+00:00 August 29th, 2016|Board/Team Dynamics, Leadership|

Commonsense Governance Principles In Action: Board Leadership

We have come to the fourth week of our series on the Commonsense Principles of Corporate Governance. In the past few weeks we’ve talked about board composition, internal governance, director [...]

2017-07-09T16:20:09+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Board/Team Dynamics, Leadership|

Commonsense Principles in Action: Board of Directors’ Responsibilities

The Commonsense Governance Principles presented by some of the biggest names in corporate governance and business offer a wide variety of best practices for boards of all types of companies. [...]

2017-07-09T16:21:43+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Board/Team Dynamics, Leadership|

Commonsense Principles in Action: Shareholder Rights and Public Reporting

Welcome to week three of our Commonsense Governance Principles coverage. We are taking time to go over each of the proposed principles for best practices in board governance and put [...]

2017-07-09T16:22:36+00:00 August 15th, 2016|Board/Team Dynamics, Leadership|

How Board Disconnections Lead to Wrong Decisions: Volkswagen’s Perfect Storm

Every once in a while there seems to be a perfect storm within a company that causes a huge scandal and rocks the face of an industry. These scandals usually [...]

2017-07-09T16:25:27+00:00 July 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Fear, Performance, and Transparency – What CEOs and Boards Should Know

We all know how important transparency is to a board and its company. Information sharing and communication are key aspects to any successful company. Transparency creates assurance, instills confidence, and [...]

2017-07-09T16:30:16+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|Board/Team Dynamics|

Appreciating the Life Bill Campbell: A Leader of Emotional Connection in the Boardroom

Bill Campbell On April 18th, 2016 we lost a true leader and innovator. Bill Campbell was an amazing Chairman and CEO in Silicon Valley. He worked with tech [...]

2017-07-09T16:33:04+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Emotional Intelligence, Leadership|

Accountability and Assessing Performance for Directors and CEOs

Complacency is easy to settle into in the boardroom. It is tempting to see your board as doing just fine and leave it at that. When you begin talking about [...]

2017-07-09T16:33:50+00:00 April 24th, 2016|Emotional Intelligence, Leadership|

Highlights of the 2016 Board Dynamics Session for CEOs and Directors

From left to right, Michael Gallagher, Susan Swenson, Cary Hyden, Dr. Lola Gershfeld PsyD, Gene Goda, Ed Merino With the help of our expert panelists, the 2016 Board [...]

2017-07-09T16:43:46+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Board/Team Dynamics|

How CEOs and Directors Can Implement Appreciation & Recognition

Motivation and inspiration play a key role in board performance. One of the easiest ways to increase these two elements of performance is by improving appreciation and recognition among your [...]

Elevate Board Performance for CEOs and Directors: Increase Emotional Connection

If you observe successful boards, you will see that they have unrivaled ability to cooperate, trust, and manage through hard times. Although directors have fiduciary duties, you can’t make them [...]

2017-07-09T16:47:37+00:00 February 22nd, 2016|Board/Team Dynamics, Leadership|

Managing Presentations at Board Meetings: 3 Rules for CEOs

One aspect of board dynamics that often gets overlooked is the importance of successful presentations. A good presentation can breathe life into a stale board. It can motivate and inspire [...]

2017-07-09T17:14:14+00:00 January 25th, 2016|Board/Team Dynamics, Leadership|

How Emotional Connections Affect Your Board of Directors

Honda CEO, Takahiro Hachigo Most CEOs get nervous when I start talking about emotions. There is a thought process out there that says “emotions don’t belong in the [...]