Effective Board Leadership

Develop Your Board of Directors
to Grow Your Company or Organization

What are the primary responsibilities of a board? Why do people join boards in the first place? Understanding this dynamic can help you to manage your board and recruit new board members who are aligned with your company or organization’s mission and values.

As a Board member, is your role one of governance or management? As the CEO, how do you motivate board members to help you achieve the company or organization’s most important goals? Which responsibilities lie with the board and which with the CEO? Does your board view the CEO as an ‘entrepreneur’ whose vision the board supports, or a ‘hired gun’ in charge of carrying out the board’s mandate?

GLI will share its recommended breakdown of responsibilities between the Board and the CEO in order to help you balance this delicate power relationship in your company or organization. You will learn the differences between the way a family board operates vs. a professional board, and how to determine which is the right board structure for your company or organization. You will also learn how to create effective board committees that actually get real work done. Finally, you will learn GLI’s time-tested 7 Principles for Successful Board Meetings.

Session Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to:
  • 1 Identify the primary responsibilities of boards.
  • 2 Discuss the difference between governance and management.
  • 3 Describe strategies for creating the right board structure.
  • 4 Differentiate between a Board of Directors and an Advisory Board and discuss the benefits and disadvantages of each.
  • 5 Understand how to create and oversee effective board meetings.

Contact GLI if you would like us to help you customize
a leadership conference for your company or organization.