"Conversational intelligence is key
to board effectiveness"
Margaret Williamson, Director,
"You know that most board chairs struggle with the fact that you can bring together a group of highly skilled and experienced people, with good intentions, and still not have an effective board. Recent governance failures have really illustrated this. This fact means that boards can easily fall into the dangers of 'group think', become dominated by factions, find themselves engaged in unproductive, time-wasting conflicts, or simply be unable to engage their quieter members. Boards are not natural teams. They have to work harder to build relationships and trust.
What I do is work with chairs to transform the group dynamics of boards - raising awareness of directors' default behaviour and language patterns in low and high stakes, harnessing genuine diversity of thought and helping chairs create an environment that enables each board members to make their best contribution."
Is that something you might be open to?
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