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Board effectiveness and the chair of the future: Five fundamental forces that define the modern chair’s role

The role of the board chair is expanding. Insights gleaned from conversations with board chairs around the world provide a roadmap for how chairs can address new demands.

The role of the board chair is expanding. What does it take to be a successful chair in in today’s rapidly evolving environment?

Insights from conversations with over 300 board chairs around the world provide a roadmap for how chairs can address these new demands.

These board chairs, from major listed companies and significant private firms, among others, provided their insight into fundamental questions such as:

  • What will the “chair of the future” look like?
  • What skills, capabilities, and experiences will be required to be a successful chair?
  • How should chairs oversee management as their organizations face continuous challenges?

 

We are delighted to share with you the final report, which presents the reality, aspirations, and advice expressed by leading chairs around the world.   

We hope this report sparks fresh conversations and raises awareness in anyone who is curious about one of the most influential roles driving the impact and future success of business: the chair. 

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