Tag Archives: David Brown

Chairing isn’t chairmanship

Anyone can run a meeting. It takes a certain kind of leadership to run a successful board
By Cooper Langford
September 16th, 2013

Here’s a simple question: What is the most important skill the chair brings to a board of directors? Answer: The ability to lead so that the decision-making process is both efficient and effective. While there’s no doubt today that individuals … Continue reading

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Directors wanted: operational experience required

It’s a common lament at many boards: we can’t find new directors with CEO-level operational experience. It’s also mostly hogwash. A much bigger problem: tired, safe, word-of-mouth recruiting practices
By Robert Thompson
April 15th, 2013

It isn’t a lack of talent, but a myopic viewpoint that limits Canadian boards when it comes to adding new directors. That’s the take of corporate governance expert Beverly Behan. Her remarks come at a time when yet another report, … Continue reading

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