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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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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How Managing Emotions Can Improve Board Effectiveness in Chief Executive Magazine

  Traditionally, board effectiveness has been seen as having a direct correlation with governance or strategy. While these two elements are important for boards to perform, what is often overlooked is the effect of the human condition on productivity.   A board is simply a group of people with emotions. When emotions are ignored, companies risk […]

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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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Five Ways To Bounce Back From A Culture Catastrophe in Forbes

Published on Forbes Corporate culture is a growing concern for boards and stockholders. One study shows that 92% of executives believe improving corporate culture would increase their firm’s value. That is an overwhelming majority, and yet so many companies with seemingly unlimited resources keep falling into the trap of poor culture.   A recent victim […]

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