Andrew will discuss the nature of high performing boards, why there are so few of them and will advise on how senior management teams can enhance their performance.
Andrew has built two of the largest databases in the world on the behaviour and characteristics of top teams and general managers (12,500 organisations across 21 countries) and boards (5,500 boards across 14 countries) and is a leading advisor to companies and organisations across the world.
Andrew will highlight that tensions are a norm at senior executive levels in private, public and third sector organizations. Understanding how to fully engage with stakeholders and how to influence and manage relations effectively are key to driving the success of your organisation.
On average, 34 per cent of top teams are not aligned or cannot reach agreement on the mission, vision, strategy to pursue. Over two thirds of board members dare not raise critical but uncomfortable issues which could be harmful to the organization.
This session will explore why such misalignments continue and what can be done to realise greater alignment and harmony at the top levels of an organisation. A point strongly emphasised is that becoming politically astute is a must in terms of effective senior executive performance. This session will also explore the meaning and nature of politics and power in organisations, and the characteristics and profile of the international high performing leader. Attention will be given as to whether differences have emerged due to such diversities as gender, ethnicity and age. This is an interactive session and Q & A is encouraged.
Professor Kakabadse is the Programme Director for Henley’s flagship Board Director's Programme which will be running online from the 5 November. CWN members will benefit from a 15% discount. The fee for the programme is £1,995+VAT.
Member: tickets are free, however, have the option of making a donation to WOW by choosing one of the Member 'donation' tickets.
Non-member: There is a nominal charge (a choice between a £10, £15 and £20 ticket price), with all money raised going to CWN’s charity partner, Wellbeing of Women (WOW).
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