We would like to think that our boards are wise and mature, and that board meetings are intellectually rich forums where facts, deep experience and clear-eyed objectivity are the rule. But sometimes emotions and personalities that can help board effectiveness, also hinder it.

Good chairs know how to balance basic human and social needs with the intellectual requirements of good governance. The most effective chairs use robust strategies to create boardroom conditions that sustain directors’ attention and focus.

This webinar will examine these key chairing strategies:

  • Focusing and holding the groups’ attention on key issues and high priority decisions;
  • Engaging the thinking resources of all directors;
  • Managing the personal frustration associated with group decision making; and
  • Dealing with individual behaviours that could undermine the groups’ effectiveness.

This webinar will focus on chairing strategies to create conditions for positive outcomes, and when applied consistently, will significantly reduce the incidence of bad behaviour in boardrooms.

This webinar is part 3 of 6. Please view other sessions here.