Questions for CEOs as Directors
It takes a self confident CEO to help create a board whose expertise will complement his/her own and then to seek out and use that expertise. It takes a courageous leader to help create a board capable of wielding the axe and then to invite the evaluation of his/her performance as CEO. Yet strong boards can only be created with the active cooperation of management.
A board that is willing to limit its agenda to the two questions of “is it time for a change?” and “how can we help?” needs to be matched by a CEO who is willing to ask “how can you help me?” and “what am I doing wrong?” Successful CEOs are ones who are willing to work with board leadership to be sure that a board able to answer those questions comes into being.
Jim Rosse, Director
Freedom Comunications, Inc.
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