Taking the Helm: Leadership Skills Every Board Leader Should Have

Stepping into a leadership role on the board necessitates learning a unique set of skills. In this detailed guide, we will uncover the key leadership characteristics that any board leader should nurture. From strategic vision to effective communication, let’s look at the key skills that enable board leaders to direct their companies to success. Some … Read more

Angel Investing as a Path to Serving on Boards

Angel Investing as a Path to Serving on Boards “When we do an investment, we always ask, ‘Can we affect the outcome? When buying a company, can we have an impact?’ That’s a different style of investing than a passive investor in the stock market. To me, that’s how you’re taking the risk out of … Read more

Board Developer Announces Lisa Kelley as President

Distinguished Finance and Operations Executive Named President of Board Developer Board Developer is pleased to announce Lisa Kelley has been named as President. Kelley is a Senior Finance and Operations Executive with success in the electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, and consumer goods industries. As President, Lisa Kelley leads the organization’s overall strategic vision and ensures continuous … Read more

Building Cross-Generational Loyalty in the Workplace

“When leaders throughout an organization take an active, genuine interest in the people they manage, when they invest real time to understand employees at a fundamental level, they create a climate for greater morale, loyalty, and, yes, growth.” – Patrick Lencioni Is loyalty still relevant in a business world where most people move from company … Read more

An Unexpected Growth Strategy: Collaboration

An Unexpected Growth Strategy: Collaboration “When you step into an intersection of fields, disciplines, or cultures, you can combine existing concepts into a large number of extraordinary ideas.” – Frans Johansson A winning strategy for business often overlooked is collaboration. Recently, it became evident while meeting with a Board Developer client that there was a potential … Read more

Diversity in Leadership

Diversity in Leadership “We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges.” -Tim Berners-Lee While diversity is a core value in corporate America, too often, leaders are afraid of diverse perspectives. Surrounding oneself with like-minded professionals is easy. However, trusting diversity develops a better leader and a stronger organization. A wide range … Read more

Bringing Authentic Diversity to the Board Room

Bringing Authentic Diversity to the Board Room “Board with a diverse mix of genders, ethnicities, career experiences, and ways of thinking…are less likely to succumb to groupthink or miss new threats to a company’s business model. And they are better able to identify opportunities that promote long-term growth.” – Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO, BlackRock … Read more

Confidentiality: the cornerstone

“Confidentiality is an ancient and well-warranted social value.” -Kay Redfield Jamison Innately, people like to kiss and tell. People like to tell stories; they like to share gossip and information about others and themselves. In a progressively globalized world bound together by communication, confidentiality is even more important than ever before both professionally and personally. Wrongfully … Read more