The Secret Behind Board Chair Success: Providing Effective Board Leadership

The Conference Board of Canada, January 18, 2018
Recorded Webinar
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Board chairs preside the most powerful body in an organization: the board of directors. Yet, there is no handbook on the workings of their role and what they should do to successfully provide effective board leadership.

The INSEAD Corporate Governance Initiative conducted 74 face-to-face interviews with experienced board Chairs to produce a research project spanning nine European countries. Findings provide a recipe on how chairs can execute their three specific roles of leadership: engage, enable and encourage.

Join governance expert and researcher Stanislav Shekshnia as he shares the findings from the INSEAD study including the role of Board Chairs and best practices from top Chairs to effectively lead a board of directors.

Webinar Highlights

During this 60-minute session – which includes a Q&A period – Stanislav will:

  • provide clarity around the role of a board Chair and what makes them effective leaders;
  • take a deeper dive into the Chair’s leadership functions (engage, enable, and encourage) and apply them to best practices;
  • list personality traits that make up a successful Chair;
  • discuss challenges and provide practical tips on how to manage them; and
  • share future trends and their implications on the Chair and the board.

About Stanislav

Marilyn ThompsonStanislav Shekshnia is Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Business and a co-director of “Leading from the Chair,” a board development programme at INSEAD. He is a senior partner at Ward Howell International talent equity consultancy, independent chairman of the Russian Fishery, and an independent director of NLMK and NIS.

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