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19th Annual Corporate Governance Conference - Board Evaluation – Why Bother?
August 2017

As a corporate professional, your responsibility is to provided a better understanding of board evaluation purposes, including; Pitfalls (and how to avoid them), board evaluation processes, tools and methods, and board evaluation outcomes:
• Survey says? You have a bunch of data, how do you affect change to continuously improve?
• How to change behaviour in your boardroom?
 
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Understand scope, role before CEO search

March 2016

 

As a corporate director, your first responsibility is to select the best available person to become chief executive officer and lead your organization.

In order to fairly consider candidates’ suitability to the CEO role, the leadership transition (search) committee should establish a range of desirable behavioural benchmarks that reflect the board’s view of the leadership style required for success in the role.
 

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The Bottom Line News - The value of C-level mentoring

June 2015

 

We often hear an exceptional leader thanking a mentor for their success. It’s sometimes surprising. These people are already successful — why would they need a mentor?

Why would having a mentor be of value to C-level executives, or to early-career corporate directors? Apart from the clear wisdom of the old saying, “never stop learning,” it is smarter and more fun to learn from the sage advice of a mentor, based on their successes and mistakes, to help deliver positive organizational results or outcomes.

 

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The Bottom Line News - Understanding and unlocking the COO role.

March 2015

 

The creation of a Chief Operating Officer (COO) role can be a great advantage for an organization, enabling it to better leverage the strengths of the CEO. This article provides insight for CEOs and Directors about the COO role, including the top reasons for creating a COO position, elements of a high performing CEO-COO relationship, conditions for success, and the common evolution from a CFO to a COO.

 

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Advantage Magazine - A Selfless Life is a Rich Life

July/Aug/Sept, 2014

 

The many volunteer roles that Bursey has served may sound in some ways thankless, but Bursey waves off such concerns, ... [but] "volunteering not only makes a positive contribution to your community but also provides an opportunity for personal and professional growth while building a great network of colleagues and newfound friends. I feel like I'm making a tangible difference."

 

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The Bottom Line News - Annual Performance Review: There has to be a better way (Preview, don't review, performance)

May, 2014

 

Performance reviews are focused on the boss finding faults and the subordinates afraid to give their opinions, with open honest conversation the rare exception. So the next time you're prepping for an annual performance review and thinking, 'there has to be a better way', remember that by creating a dialogue with employees and providing them with immediate feedback in an open and honest forum, there is indeed a better way. Performance management is a leadership matter, and leadership is about the team.

 

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The Bottom Line News - The right Chair makes all the difference

March, 2014

 

To help ensure that a suitable Chair is selected, it is important to understand their role as well as qualities that make them effective, including elements of a high performing Chair-CEO relationship.

 

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The Bottom Line News - Directors need to be constructively engaged in the organization’s strategy

March 17, 2011

 

An engaged Board can be a real advantage for an organization, enabling it to fully benefit from the wisdom, experience, and connections of these key individuals. Constructively engaging Directors in organizational strategy requires a common understanding among Directors, the CEO, and senior executives regarding terminology, roles, and responsibilities.

 

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Ottawa HR Magazine - Ottawa Business Journal - Best practices in succession management

2006

 

A leadership crisis is looming. Following a decade of downsizing and mergers that eliminated many organizational layers and streamlined executive and management ranks, organizations are realize that they don't have bench strength for future leadership positions.

 

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Ottawa HR Magazine - Ottawa Business Journal - Leadership Success in New Roles

2005

 

Without effective organizational support, more than 35 percent of new leaders and senior executives fail to meet the expectations of their organizations.

 

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