Evolving From Board Conflict: 3 Moves That Helped This Board

Often times a board leader will call for my help when they have a problem to solve. They’ve run into a wall or can’t agree on a solution to move forward. Whether it splits the board evenly or it’s one against six – it always halts progress. Everything stops. But it doesn’t have to. If […]

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Leadership - 02/21/2017

13 Things Emotionally Connected Board Directors Don’t Do

In the last decade, I’ve observed all kinds of different boards. From public to private, big to small, I see the same pattern of interaction over and over again. I can see when a board is struggling and when it’s operating smoothly. The main difference between the two is emotional connection. Board directors who are […]

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

The Board Dynamics Process or BDP is a structured approach that is based on the new science of emotional connection that provides us with a clear map on 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 […]

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Part 2: Dismantling a Lock-In in the Boardroom: An Emotionally Focused Approach to Board Effectiveness

The Board Dynamics Process or BDP is a structured approach that is based on the new science of emotional connection that provides us with a clear map on 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, […]

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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 For 2017

We expect a lot of big changes in the business world in 2017 – 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, […]

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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 regards to 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 mouth (to put it lightly). Some effects have been immediate with business […]

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