THE GOVERNANCE GUYS PODCAST

Episode 23: Understanding the key elements of an effective Board with “the Board Architect”, Mark A. Pfister

Understanding how your Board can be effective begins with an assessment of your Board’s architecture. Author, consultant, and non-Executive Director Mark A. Pfister joins us to talk about what he means by the architecture of a Board and how individual Board members need to meet the demands of their roles in order to serve the … Continue reading Episode 23: Understanding the key elements of an effective Board with “the Board Architect”, Mark A. Pfister

Episode 22: Dealing with Dilemmas that Directors face with Julie Garland McLellan

When you sit on a Board, part of your role is to deal with difficult situations. When inevitable challenges and dilemmas arise, the organization will benefit from Directors who show courage, wisdom, humility, and a strong commitment to the Board. Join us as consultant, author, experienced Director, and frequent media commentator Julie Garland McLellan guides … Continue reading Episode 22: Dealing with Dilemmas that Directors face with Julie Garland McLellan

Episode 21: The role of Boards in building Trust, with Rahul Bhardwaj, CEO of the Institute of Corporate Directors

How can a Board build trust in its organization and broader community? Can a Board really monitor and even measure trust? How? Rahul Bhardwaj, CEO of the Institute of Corporate Directors, sits down to discuss with us the critical role that all Boards play in rebuilding trust in their organizations. The ICD’s recently published Trust … Continue reading Episode 21: The role of Boards in building Trust, with Rahul Bhardwaj, CEO of the Institute of Corporate Directors

Episode 20: How to PREP for a Board meeting: a conversation with Scott Baldwin, Co-Founder of DirectorPrep.com

Preparing for a Board meeting is a critical part of your work as a Director. When done well it can ensure that the Board fulfills its responsibility to provide oversight, insight, and foresight for the organization. Join us as we sit down with Scott Baldwin, Co-Founder of DirectorPrep.com, to hear from him about how to … Continue reading Episode 20: How to PREP for a Board meeting: a conversation with Scott Baldwin, Co-Founder of DirectorPrep.com

Episode 19: Board Succession Planning

Boards need to be intentional about succession planning for new Directors and for key leadership positions. How should Boards assess their current capacity, seek out the right people to join the Board, and raise up leaders within the Board?

Episode 18: Taking the mystery out of culture – with Dr. Debra Brown

Can culture be managed? Measured? Improved? Is it a function of leadership? Join us as we chat with Dr. Debra Brown, President and CEO of Governance Solutions, as she shares her research findings and wealth of Board experience related to organizational culture. Her insights show that culture can not only be managed well but that … Continue reading Episode 18: Taking the mystery out of culture – with Dr. Debra Brown

Episode 17: Why Term Limits are so important (and why Paul is so passionate about them)

It is widely accepted that Board members should have a term limit and in this episode Paul convinces Andrew that this topic is not only important but actually pretty exciting. Term limits offer an opportunity for Boards to develop leaders within the Board, plan out skill development, and help Board members focus on making an … Continue reading Episode 17: Why Term Limits are so important (and why Paul is so passionate about them)

Episode 16: Why – and how – to develop the skillset of your Board

Are you wondering about how to put together a plan to develop the governance skills of your Board members? Are you wondering about how you might increase your competency as a Board Director? Paul and Andrew discuss their experiences and some strategies to consider in your Board development plan. What skills are you hoping to … Continue reading Episode 16: Why – and how – to develop the skillset of your Board

Episode 14: Understanding Board Governance Models with Marion Thomson Howell

If you were joining a dance group then you would want to know what kind of dance the group practices. If you were joining a football team then you would need to know the type of offence and defence the team uses. When you join a Board you need to understand its governance model. Boards … Continue reading Episode 14: Understanding Board Governance Models with Marion Thomson Howell

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