The Effective Board Leader
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  • Duration : 60 Minutes
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Ralph Ward is an internationally-recognized speaker, writer, and advisor on the role of boards of directors, how “benchmark” boards excel, setting personal boardroom goals, and the future of governance worldwide.  

Ward is a publisher of the online newsletter Boardroom INSIDER, the worldwide source for practical, first-hand advice on better boards and directors (  He also edits The Corporate Board magazine ( the nation's leading corporate governance journal, with corporate subscribers are directors and senior officers across the U.S. and in 27 foreign countries.

He is author of five acclaimed books on board and governance for today’s corporate boards, the challenges they face, and the answers they need to excel: Board Seeker: Your Guidebook into the Corporate Boardroom (2018) • Boardroom Q&A (2011) • The New Boardroom Leaders (2008) • Saving the Corporate Board (2003) • Improving Corporate Boards: The Boardroom INSIDER Guidebook (2000) • 21st Century Corporate Board (1997)

The governance of any enterprise is only as good as its board of directors… and that board is only as effective as its chairman. Here are the secrets of the world’s best board leaders.

“You can’t improve what you can’t measure” applies in the boardroom as much as in other areas of business. Boards of directors are increasingly a critical, functional part of running companies. Yet the regular evaluation and benchmarking that’s become such a part of human resources and executive pay-setting worldwide remains uncommon for boards. In most of the world’s boardrooms, evaluation is still not a common practice, even fewer evaluate their individual members, and fewer still do either well. Let’s discuss a simple, but effective process for launching your board evaluation, and getting it right.

Learning Objectives

  • The corporate role with the least training, but the most impact - the board chair
  • What are the actual tasks and qualities of good board leadership?
  • Learn the “in the boardroom” leadership tricks of long-time board pros
  • Can you learn to become a good board leader? Yes - by following these steps

Who Should Attend

  • Board chairmen
  • Chief executives
  • Corporate secretaries and general counsel
  • Family business owners
  • Non-profit leaders
  • $200.00

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