A Conversation with Ram Charan: Boards that Lead

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Is your board creating value or destroying it? 

Boards are more engaged than ever. In our annual 2022 Board Effectiveness Survey, 63% of board members said their board was more collaborative in the past 12 months. 

For all these advantages of board engagement, a more active board can create friction between the board and the day-to-day operations. Boards need a new roadmap for when to lead, partner, or stay out of the way.

Join us May 12th, at 2 PM ET for a discussion between Ram Charan, author of the best-selling Boards that Lead, and Paroon Chadha, co-founder and CEO of OnBoard, as they discuss the shared leadership of boards and executives.  

In this session, Ram and Paroon will discuss: 

  • Succession planning 
  • Recruiting directors that add value 
  • Rooting out board dysfunction 
  • Setting a high bar on ethics and risk 
  • Taking boards from monitors to leaders 

Who is this webinar for?

Successful, effective board meetings are a team effort, and every element of board work can be optimized. This interactive session will be a learning opportunity for anyone who relies on effective board meetings, including:

  • CEOs & Leadership
  • Directors & Board Members
  • Administrative Support Staff

Meet The Speakers

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Ram Charan, Author, Boards that Lead

In his work with companies including Toyota, Bank of America, Key Bank, ICICI Bank, Aditya Birla Group, Novartis, Max Group, Yildiz Holdings, UST Global, Fast Retailing (Uniqlo), Humana and Matrix, he is known for cutting through the complexity of running a business in today’s fast changing environment to uncover the core business problem.

Professor Charan was among Business Week‘s top ten resources for in-house executive development programs. Ram has authored or coauthored more than 30 books that have sold over 4 million copies in more than a dozen languages. Four of his books were Wall Street Journal bestsellers, including Execution (coauthored with former Honeywell CEO Larry Bossidy), which spent more than 150 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. He also has written for publications including over 12 articles for Harvard Business Review, 12 articles for Fortune and numerous articles for BusinessWeek, Time, Chief Executive and USA TODAY.

Ram was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources and was named one of the most influential people in corporate governance and the board room by Directorship magazine. He has served on the Blue Ribbon Commission on Corporate Governance and serves or has served on a dozen boards in the US, Brazil, China, India, Canada, and Dubai.

Paroon Chadha, OnBoard Co-Founder & CEO

Paroon Chadha co-founded Passageways in 2003 and continues to lead its business strategy, as CEO. He serves on Boards at Passageways, Big Brother Big Sister of Greater Lafayette, Indiana University Simon Cancer Center, and TechPoint. He was a founding member of, and is an angel investor in several technology companies.

Paroon is a frequent speaker at conferences and has been widely published in several magazines. He led Passageway’s sales team to be named in the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing businesses in America, in 2008. He was named in the Hall of Fame at Purdue University as a Purdue Innovator, in 2013.


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