A good (or bad) chairman can lead to a good (or bad) board of directors. “Our study emphatically shows that bad chairmen nurture bad boards” was cited in 2008. “Good boards are created by good chairmen” was stated by the Financial Reporting Council in 2011.
“The old adage that there are no good or bad boards, only good or bad chairmen is increasingly true” was cited in 2014.
Leading the Board:
The Six Disciplines of World Class Chairmen
By Andrew Kakabadse and Nada Kakabadse
New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan
Our study emphatically shows that bad chairmen nurture bad boards.
Financial Reporting Council
GUIDANCE ON BOARD EFFECTIVENESS
The Role of the Chairman
1.4. Good boards are created by good chairmen. The chairman creates the conditions for overall board and individual director effectiveness.
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Strathmore Business School
October 8, 2012 ·
Leading the Board...... ‘Good boards are created by good chairmen’ So what makes a Great chairman? Strathmore Business School
By Andrew Saunders Friday, 26 September 2014
What Tesco’s £250m Septimana Horribilis Says About Boards
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Battered Tesco chairman Sir Richard Broadbent will be even gladder than the rest of us that Friday has finally rolled around and that he is still in a job - for now anyway.
The old adage that there are no good or bad boards, only good or bad chairmen is increasingly true, and the job calls for a rare combination of self-assurance and emotional intelligence. ‘Chairmen need to have “done it” and have nothing to prove,’ says Sorrell. ‘They must be comfortable in their own skin. You can’t have two people running the company.’