Your Brain on M&A

Mergers and Acquisitions are at an all-time high. A merger or acquisition is one of the most stressful transitions a board can go through. With the future of their company up in the air, directors are thrown into uncertainty. This uncertainty leads to fear and anxiety which hampers decision making. Why does this happen, and […]

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Board/Team Dynamics - 03/14/2016

Highlights of the 2016 Board Dynamics Session for CEOs and Directors

With the help of our expert panelists, the 2016 Board Dynamics Session was a great success. We wanted to take a moment to reflect on the event and highlight some of the particularly valuable points. The event started out with a comprehensive summary of the Allergan transition from Michael Gallagher and Cary Hyden. Gallagher shed […]

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CEOs and Emotional Brain

Understanding how the brain works starts with emotional connection. Emotional connection is essential to our overall performance, insuring our brain function. How we interact with people that we work with provides a cue of how emotionally connected we are.  Emotions orient and steer us away from danger. They also tell us what really matters. Emotions […]

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How CEOs and Directors Can Implement Appreciation & Recognition

Motivation and inspiration play a key role in board performance. One of the easiest ways to increase these two elements of performance is by improving appreciation and recognition among your directors and CEO. There are several ways to show appreciation to your board. When we say “appreciation and recognition” people usually assume we are referring […]

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Elevate Board Performance for CEOs and Directors: Increase Emotional Connection

If you observe successful boards, you will see that they have unrivaled ability to cooperate, trust, and manage through hard times. Although directors have fiduciary duties, you can’t make them collaborate or trust each other – but if you create the right environment, loyalty, collaboration, and trust happen naturally. In order to protect us from […]

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Board/Team Dynamics - 02/15/2016

All-Star Panelists Will Lead 2016 Board Dynamics Session

  The 2016 Board Dynamics Session How to Unite Your Board in Times of Adversity is less than a month away! The panelists who will be speaking are an impressive group, and you will benefit by hearing about their experiences in the corporate world. Susan Swenson serves on the Wells Fargo, Harmonic Inc. and Spirent […]

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The 4 Roles of Effective CEOs and Directors, the Board at PayPal

Leadership is a driving factor in the efficacy of a board. All board directors affect the overall group dynamics and influence the board, but the Chairman (usually the CEO) really sets the tone for cohesiveness. Leaders should exhibit four main roles in the boardroom, Facilitator, Expert, Morale Builder, and Integrator. These four roles work together to […]

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When To Hire Outside Counsel – A CEOs Guide

When a board faces any type of crossroads where a big decision is required—but especially in the case of a hostile takeover attempt—hiring outside counsel can assist directors in making the best decisions for the company. Outside counsel can explain fiduciary duties owed by directors to the company. Clearly identifying duties and reassuring directors that […]

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Benefit Your Board: 3 Markers of Engagement

Board engagement is one of the most important aspects of an board of directors. CEOs should have a heightened awareness of board engagement. It is easy for members to slip into disengagement but we have put together three ways to increase engagement of every board member. 1. Make your board members feel valued. The best […]

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