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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Why A Board Caught In A Negative Cycle Shouldn’t Neglect Emotion in Forbes

Published on Forbes   Uber’s board is again facing challenging times. After a shake-up over the last year or so, including Travis Kalanick’s loss of power in the company, the board has added several new openings. But there is still a concern about its negative interactional pattern. In our past analysis, we discussed some strategies […]

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Board And Team Dynamics Starts With Emotional Connection in Forbes

Years ago, I was at a board meeting feeling desperate and confused as I listened to some of our board members get into one of their power struggles. Then, I found myself doing the exact same thing.   The success of a board relies on feelings of emotional connection. The science behind emotional connection suggests […]

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