The Great Chair: A Window on Effective Board Leadership (Hardcover)

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The Great Chair: A Window on Effective Board Leadership (Hardcover)

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The Great Chair speaks to a single issue-why board chairs are more important than ever for effective governance. This book tackles board leadership fundamentals, such as:

- How effective board chairs engage colleagues to reach consensus,
- How effective chairs lead the board so the board, in turn, fosters organizational effectiveness,
- The trick to ensuring a focus on the highest priorities,
- And-critically-how to build and sustain trust with the CEO and within the board.

With nearly four decades of experience with the good, bad, and ugly of the board universe, Brian Hayward hones in on practical ways to develop the thinking and behaviour necessary for anyone taking this seat. Through real-life examples, and stories featuring Paul McCartney, Kalahari bushmen, Robert Maxwell, camels, Buddhist parables, and the Boeing 737 Max, readers will see how chairing a board requires leadership competency of its own (distinct from being a director). See what skills differentiate mediocre chairs from a truly great ones. The Great Chair has take-home value-with practical checklists you can use-and a personal development roadmap for you to develop the key skills central to effectively engaging individuals and groups.

If you are on a personal journey that may include becoming a board chair-whether the organization exists for profit, and whether it is corporate, family, venture, public agency, or charity in form-The Great Chair was written for you.
Product Details ISBN: 9781525578915
ISBN-10: 152557891X
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication Date: August 28th, 2020
Pages: 276
Language: English