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The Great Chair

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The Great Chair speaks to a single issue—why board chairs are more important than ever for effective governance. This book tackles board leadership fundamentals, such as:
  • How effective chairs lead the board so the board, in turn, fosters organizational effectiveness
  • How effective leaders engage with colleagues to build and reach consensus
  • The trick to ensuring a focus on the highest priorities
  • And—critically—how to build and sustain trust with the CEO and within the board.
With nearly four decades of experience with the good, bad, and ugly of the board universe, Brian Hayward hones in on practical ways to develop the thinking and behaviour...
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"One of the best Governance books, if not the best, that I have read. Very enjoyable!"

Rick Powers

Director Education & Governance Essentials Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

“The perfect combination of education, advice, checklists and words of wisdom for chairs, all served up with a healthy dose of humour!”

Tim Hodgson

Chair, Hydro One, Ltd.Chair, Sagicor Financial Company Director, Dialogue Health

"It's the best book I've read about the challenges facing a board chair--full of great suggestions on how to navigate through these challenges!"

Chair Habitat for Humanity International

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  • "Why do they put pizzas in a square box?" - Bill Murray
  • "Tell a man there’s 300 billion stars and he’ll believe you. Tell a man the bench has wet paint and he’ll touch it to make sure." - Anon
  • "You have come to the shore. There are no instructions." - Denise Levertov
  • "It’s taken me all my life to learn what not to play." - Dizzy Gillespie
  • “A prudent question is one-half of wisdom” - Francis Bacon
  • "Why do they put pizzas in a square box?" - Bill Murray
  • "Tell a man there’s 300 billion stars and he’ll believe you. Tell a man the bench has wet paint and he’ll touch it to make sure." - Anon
  • "You have come to the shore. There are no instructions." - Denise Levertov
  • "It’s taken me all my life to learn what not to play." - Dizzy Gillespie

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