THE GOVERNANCE GUYS PODCAST

Episode 12: Strategy and the Board of Directors with Merv Hillier

A key document for many Boards is the Strategic Plan for their organization. But what is strategy and how should the Board engage in setting strategy and overseeing its implementation? Merv Hillier is the founder of consulting firm Nuvision. He is an educator, CEO, and Board member and he sat down with us to talk … Continue reading Episode 12: Strategy and the Board of Directors with Merv Hillier

Episode 11: Defining Values with Dr. David Malloy

Organizations use the term “values” in strategic plans, policies, annual reports, and any number of other places. But what is a “value” and how should values play a role in conversations and decision-making at the Board table? Dr. David Malloy, Principal of King’s University College, is a philosopher and an expert on values & leadership. … Continue reading Episode 11: Defining Values with Dr. David Malloy

Episode 10: 5 Experts tell us 5 Questions that every Board member should ask

We asked 5 governance experts what question every Board member should ask or be prepared to ask at a Board meeting. Check out what each expert had to offer:Fred Galloway, President of F.J. Galloway & Associates;Jim Brown, author of The Imperfect Board Member and Principal Consultant with Strive;Gillian Kernaghan, CEO and President of St. Joseph’s … Continue reading Episode 10: 5 Experts tell us 5 Questions that every Board member should ask

Episode 9: The Importance of Shareholder Engagement with Chris Makuch, Vice President – MaisonBrison

This week we are joined by Chris Makuch, Vice-President of MaisonBrison, to talk about the importance of shareholder engagement and Boards under stressful situations. This was a great learning experience for us. Chris opened our eyes to the complex issues that arise for Boards related to this topic and it is a fascinating area to … Continue reading Episode 9: The Importance of Shareholder Engagement with Chris Makuch, Vice President – MaisonBrison

Episode 8: What makes a Board great and how to avoid some common pitfalls with Cathy Brothers, CEO of Capacity Canada

How does Cathy Brothers, CEO of Capacity Canada and “Governance Queen”, describe what makes Boards work well and what to avoid? Find out in this episode and listen as we glean some of her wisdom gained from decades of experience advising, supporting, and participating on Boards across the country. Capacity Canada is also our resource … Continue reading Episode 8: What makes a Board great and how to avoid some common pitfalls with Cathy Brothers, CEO of Capacity Canada

Episode 6: Guidance for Boards during a global pandemic

After reviewing listener feedback and questions, it is clear that a common concern is on the minds of lots of Board members right now. How involved should a Board be in their organization during the unpredictability of a global pandemic? Paul and Andrew invite back governance consultant Fred Galloway to answer a listener question and … Continue reading Episode 6: Guidance for Boards during a global pandemic

Episode 5: The Imperfect Board Member with Jim Brown

Jim Brown, author of The Imperfect Board Member sits down with Paul and Andrew to discuss why he thinks Boards are important, what Board members can do to step up their game, and how seven disciplines can move us towards governance excellence. Jim’s book is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B008N9J50G/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 , his podcast is called “OrgHealth” … Continue reading Episode 5: The Imperfect Board Member with Jim Brown

Episode 3 – Why Boards Matter with Fred Galloway

Paul and Andrew sit down with Fred Galloway to discuss why Boards matter to organizations. Fred brings his decades of experience as a governance consultant to unpack the legal importance of a Board as well as the importance of Boards to their organizations. Resources mentioned include “The Imperfect Board Member” by Jim Brown.

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