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Reflections from The Governance Boutique

Watch for a regular series of posts on governance matters and the board journey written by the Governance Boutique founder, Donna, governance coach, Paul and governance branding coach, Kerry.


Free Webinar – Aspiration to Achievement: A Roadmap to a Board Role

Join us for a free webinar where we will discuss board role fundamentals and outline a roadmap to a board role with our four governance coaches. Date and TimeWednesday, January 25, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST – Online**Register Here** In this virtual session, you will learn about the roadmap for your board journey.…

Does Your Board of Directors Look Good or Do Good?

By Paul Dubal, Governance Coach Does Your Board of Directors Look Good or Do Good? Leadership is a curious thing. People have different interpretations of what being an effective leader looks like. I have had many interesting debates with colleagues and associates about what constitutes an effective leader. Indeed, the whole concept of leadership has…

The Best Director Is A Learning Director

By Paul Dubal, Governance Coach Achieving a non-executive board director position is a huge achievement of which you can be justifiably proud. The benefit to your career and personal reputation is unparalleled. It is an endorsement of your status and leadership qualities. However, far too many times I have experienced new directors who, once having achieved…

The Art Of Asking The Right Questions

By Paul Dubal, Governance Coach A Board orientation is a great forum for getting directors up to speed, and invariably involves a great deal of reading and knowledge gathering around the company, its products and services, its industry, the strategy etc. There is lots to assimilate for a new director. It is also important to…

Does Joining the Board Really Mean Joining the Men’s Team?

By Donna Price, Governance Coach and founder of the Governance Boutique Evidently, it does. I believe that many of our achievements arise out of our effort (many times, significant effort), skill, character and personality. Growing up in my neighbourhood, more boys than girls participated in sports. Undeterred by size and gender, it never occurred to me that I…

Joining A Board? – Ask That One Important Question (Or Two!)

By Paul Dubal, Governance Coach By Paul Dubal, Governance Coach There can be a huge amount of personal sense of achievement in securing a board position. You are at the very heart of the strategic direction, oversight and decision making of a company.  In the excitement of the appointment, many would-be directors fail to consider…

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