Gratitude Fuels Better Board Dynamics

The holidays remind us to give thanks to our loved ones. At our Thanksgiving, my sister asked everyone what they were thankful for and when the turn came for my ten-year-old grandson, Avi, here is what he said: “I am thankful to my aunt Tonia for making a beautiful holiday Thanksgiving and for gathering the […]

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Leaders’ New Goal: Emotional Connection

Helping high-potential leaders is one of the key areas that companies focus training on, and yet, when their leaders actually get that role, they often feel like they are unprepared for it.   What is the missing link? And how can leaders be more prepared? The answer is emotional connection. When teams don’t perform well, […]

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Accountability Starts With Emotional Connection in Forbes

Accountability is one of the most important things leaders must deal with in business, and often, it’s the one they struggle with most. See if you recognize some of these suggestions you have heard from others on how to deal with holding people accountable: “Be clear on action items, crystal clear.” It never worked for […]

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7 Steps to Foster Transparency for HR Leaders

In the last decade, I’ve worked with various leaders, teams and boards improving their effectiveness. From executives to managers, from CEOs and board members, nothing can create better transparency than through the process of emotional connection. I can see when a team is struggling and when it’s operating smoothly. The main difference between the two […]

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How To Transition From Management To Board Oversight in Forbes

A strong, unified board is made up of emotionally connected experts. Each of these experts has probably spent time in their field as a leader. The question that we get asked often is, how do we get independent-minded directors to pull the wagon in the same direction? In my conversation with Kim Chatani, an independent […]

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12 Emotional Habits of Effective Board Members in CGMA

Many directors don’t know how to address emotion in the boardroom. Understanding that connection is our strongest instinctual motivator and can help you become a more effective board member. Here are 12 emotional habits effective board members share: 1. They create safety. Emotional safety is key to transparency, communication, and creativity. Effective board members thank people […]

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Four Ways to Improve Board Performance at Your Next Board Meeting in Industry Week

How can you make your board of directors a more effective group? Building “emotional safety” is an important step to increased trust and performance. In the last decade, the subject of board dynamics has gained significant attention. As manufacturers seek to boost performance, board dynamics has become one of the focal points for improvement. The […]

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