How is it that "high rollers" become "luncheon directors" almost overnight, gravely nodding at Power Point presentations; occasionally asking what they regard as "tough questions"? Why have corporate and non-profit boards alike become consumed with compliance and oversight at the expense of guidance and foresight? It's as if executives were errant children in need of adult supervision. And indeed, some are; but directors need to wrestle with their own role and how it adds value...specifically.
Michael Kipp is Managing Partner of GovernBest, strategic leadership advisors with experience on both sides of the governance equation in a variety of corporate and non-profit contexts. Their common denominator is the conviction that good boards add value. Mike and his associates are prepared to make your event provocative, informative and memorable with topical briefings on governance matters and programs like:
Requisite Mindsets for Strategic Governance
An actionable, engaging perspective on how to "define and secure your preferred future"...featured at the International Strategic Leadership Forum and a "best practices" article in Strategy and Leadership.
Building Relevant Boards
Grounded experience and proven solutions for directors at critical crossroads; published in The Director, Directors and Boards and the International Journal of Corporate Governance.
A perspective on what to focus on and what to ignore; experience-based advice on staying out of "the weeds" based on conversations with nearly 3,000 CEO's over 15 years as speaker and confidant at the Management Course for Presidents.
The Accidental Leader
Leadership has the capacity to test, shape and even break the spirit. This program explores five internal and recurring crises confronted by anyone who takes "personal responsibility for collective action"; delivered at Oxford University and the Center for Creative Leadership.
Count on GovernBest principals for grounded, engaging insights drawn from achievements and embarrassments in business, NGOs and public service.