What Makes a Board Chairperson Great?

  • By: OnBoard Meetings
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There’s no question that boardrooms face more issues than ever before. Governance priorities now include issues such as increasing diversity, leading digital transformation, and managing disruption. With more responsibility comes more complexity, and board chairpersons are under increasing pressure to respond effectively and rapidly to all of this change.

Dr. Randall S. Peterson, Professor of Organizational Behavior at London Business School, makes a compelling case that boards largely succeed or fail based on the effectiveness of their board chairperson.

According to Dr. Peterson, here’s what makes a board chairperson great:

Great Chairpersons KNOW

Great Chairpersons DO

  • Why diversity matters
  • About the digital agenda
  • When to go
  • Model inclusive behaviors
  • Manage conflict
  • Ask questions, seek alternative viewpoints, and listen

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