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Good news for 2017…

– In the US alone, several thousand public board director seats will become available for independent directors. Private and advisory boards account for even more*. – Board service adds value to your professional status and career. Benefits include high-level networking, …

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Achieving excellence in the boardroom…

“To really understand how excellence happens in the boardroom, you have to start by understanding the top five issues that directors think about today. 1) executive compensation; 2) the board’s role in corporate strategy & risk management; 3) CEO succession …

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Part Three: Presence and the Power of Non-Verbal Communication

It may seem odd for an executive voice coach to focus significant attention on the silent elements of communication, but trust me, it’s vital! Presence—that is, non-verbal communication—is what people feel from you before you open your mouth to speak. …

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Part Two: Stop Giving Up Your Power When You Speak

How we show up vocally leads people to definite and immediate conclusions about how we show up in the world. Simply put, there is a strong relationship between vocal acoustics and the psychology of perception: who we are as individuals, …

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Considering an acquisition? What boards need to do before, during, and after the deal (PDF)

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Part One: Is Your Voice As Powerful As You Are?

What we value, our ideas, and what we bring to the table all are conveyed through the vehicle of voice. Yet comparatively few women—even highly successful women—know how to use the power of voice effectively. Having a seat at the …

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Board Interview Questions

Ask Incumbent Directors: Describe the changes, trends, and challenges in your industry. Who do you consider to be your major competitors, now and in the future? What are your advantages/disadvantages? What values guide the company? Who are your customers? Describe …

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CAQ Survey Insights: Investor Confidence in Board Members Still Lags

The CAQ’s annual survey gauges investor confidence in U.S. markets. What insights can we draw for corporate directors? Last week, the Center for Audit Qualityreleased the report associated with its10th Annual Main Street Investors Survey. Over the last decade, the …

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Women in the Boardroom: Why Hasn’t the U.S. Made More Progress?

Why hasn’t more progress been made? We cover themes and insights presented at the SAIS Global Conference for Women in the Boardroom. “The U.S. has more qualified female board members than any other country bar none. Yet, we still lag …

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Balancing Risks and Opportunities: The Board’s Perspective

People start a business for many reasons. Some do it out of sheer passion, while others do it to create wealth and economic growth. Yet, underlying it all is a willingness to take risks. Entrepreneurs and established companies make risky …

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