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How to Be An Effective Chair

How to Be An Effective Chair

The board is only as good as its Chair. An ineffective Chair will result in an ineffective board. If, as a director, you find yourself in a situation where your Chair is not doing a great job then intervene. Have breakfast, lunch or dinner to discuss the challenges. If that still proves ineffective then resign. Continue Reading

ARTICLE: The Independents’ Challenge

ARTICLE: The Independents’ Challenge

The necessarily uncomfortable role of Non-Executive Directors: Insights from Rotman’s David Beatty NOTE: This article was featured on the IEDP Developing Leaders website. Irving Olds, who was chairman of US Steel Inc in the 1940s, noted that non-executive or ‘independent’ directors of corporations were “like the parsley on fish – decorous but not useful”, notes David Beatty in a… Continue Reading