Google CEO, Sundar Pichai Answers The 3 Most Important Questions

Recently a Google employee wrote a 10-page memo to express his views. In response, he was fired. Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai interrupted his vacation and wrote a memo to all Google employees . Pichai’s memo and the decision to cut vacations short clearly demonstrates that he is aware of how emotions can impact company’s culture […]

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A Fraud Examiner’s Guide To Relationships

Trust and transparency are two of the most important elements of a fraud examiner’s relationship with their client. We strive for it through the process of emotional connection, whether we realize it or not. The best way to gain the trust is to become more aware of it. We now know how these types of […]

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When Performance Becomes More Important Than Values: Wells Fargo

It is difficult to open a newspaper without seeing the latest on the Wells Fargo scandal. As we all know, Wells Fargo employees opened over 2 million unauthorized customer accounts which resulted in 5,300 low level employees being fired and $185 million in fees along with loss of trust with the public and shareholders. So […]

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A Different Approach to Board Consulting

All in all, consulting can be a pretty tough gig. Companies usually hire a board consultant when things are getting pretty bad and they generally expect fast results. It can be tempting to go into a consult with a set of expectations and a detailed plan to get things done based on the research you’ve […]

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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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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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