Part 3 Dismantling a Lock-In in the Boardroom: An Emotionally Focused Approach to Board Effectiveness

The EmC Strategy is a structured approach that is based on the new science of emotional connection that provides us with a clear map of how board directors can nurture a relationship of trust and connection. This happens through expanding their emotional responsiveness which helps them move forward. If not addressed, the board gets stuck […]

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Dismantling a Lock-In in the Boardroom: An Emotionally Focused Approach to Board Effectiveness

Anyone who has worked on a board has experienced a moment where the progress stops. You might not be sure why or you might blame it on simple disagreements of strategy. We’ve given this halt in progress a name – lock-in. A lock-in is where board members are unable to move forward with their meeting […]

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New Year, New Board: Introducing Better Board Dynamics

We expect a lot of big changes in the business world – with a new administration, M&A on the rise, and shareholder activists playing a larger role in governance, your board will need positive board dynamics now more than ever. We also know that January is the best time for New Year’s Resolutions, so why […]

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Vulnerability: Developing Your Board Dynamics

Great board dynamics are a crucial element of a functional and successful board. Board leaders are constantly asking me where to start with board dynamics. There are a lot of different elements that need to be addressed in creating effective board dynamics, but I always encourage them to start with emotional safety and vulnerability. When […]

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Guiding Your Board Through The Aftermath Of The Election

Now that you’ve had a few days to process the results of the 2016 Presidential Election, it is time to start thinking about how this divisive event will affect your board. Clearly, there are economic, social, and political ramifications coming out of this decision – these should all be carefully addressed by the board, but […]

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Broken Bonds: Wells Fargo Board Rebuilding Trust Through Emotional Connection

After intense scandals, boards have a limited time to regain their composure and start rebuilding trust. This is certainly the case for Wells Fargo. Their recent scandal has left shareholders, employees, investors, the government, and the public with a bad taste in their mouths (to put it lightly). Some effects have been immediate with business […]

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Three Great Reasons To Have Women as Board Directors

Recently I completed two webinars for Women in the Boardroom. This got me thinking about the issue of diversity that is becoming more and more prominent in corporate governance. When you bring on the right people for the board with expertise, experience, and passion, women will naturally come into the mix, but I wanted to […]

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Why M&As Fail – For CEOs and Board Members

Some say that the reason why some M&As don’t succeed is because board members can’t agree and have too many differences. But research shows that is not a good indicator, it is an easy one to see but the real problem is distance. It is whether you have moments on your board where you feel […]

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Appreciating the Legacy of Bill Campbell, CEO of Intuit: A Leader of Emotional Connection in the Boardroom

On April 18th, 2016 we lost a true leader and innovator. Bill Campbell was an amazing Chairman and CEO in Silicon Valley. He worked with tech giants including Google, Apple, and Intuit. He played the role of mentor to major CEOs in Palo Alto and added value to the companies and people he worked with. […]

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