Succeeding at the Board Level: understanding board dynamics, creating a strategic partnership with the board collectively, building trust and relationships with the individual board members and showing up effectively at board meetings is often challenging for new CEOs or for new board members. It takes a significant mindset shift and new skills to succeed at the board level. This work is integrated in our coaching programs for CEOs and new board members.
When it comes to Board excellence, you truly want to be a powerful alliance as the Board of Directors. The culture of every organization starts at the top and should therefore be a matter of highest strategic importance and of high interest to the board. The times are over that culture is up to the CEO alone and boards are held accountable for culture. It starts with the Board itself. How aligned is the Board around the five driving forces: a compelling vision, shared purpose, board alliance behaviours, board alliance mindset and working together principles?
Establishing a conscious, intentional and authentic Leadership and Board Alliance is the optimal way in which leadership teams and boards should work together going forward to successfully master the emerging business challenges. Most leadership teams and boards we work with would agree with the vision of creating a true partnership, however, almost all of them struggle with how to do that.
The difference between a good and a great board is the capability to build a true and powerful alliance between the board, the CEO and the leadership team. The Board is a key strategic asset and the board alliance, as well as the leadership & board alliance have a big impact on the whole organization.