Board Black Holes and Taboos

May 9, 2017
Hosted by Maureen Metcalf

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Gary has been writing and presenting on board room black holes and taboos based on his research with National Association of Directors (NACD) and the Conference Board of Canada. During this show, we will talk about Gary's top 5 issues and why executives and board members need to be thinking about these high impact topics. His goal is to help leaders find blind spots before they blind side you. This discussion focuses on the top five black holes and taboos that emerged during his research: 1. Where do you make money? 2. Change - the world is changing - how quickly should your organization change? 3. Overly optimistic financial and procedures and processes. 4. Opportunity cost - what made sense once upon a time may not make sense now. 5. Face the facts - what do you measure and how much is in the rear view mirror vs. what is anticipatory? This interview is designed to help you as a leader anticipate and identify your blind spots and taboos.

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Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf

Maureen is the Founder and CEO of the Innovative Leadership Institute, a renowned executive advisor focused on making the world better through leadership! She helps clients strengthen their leadership talent pool so that leadership itself becomes one of your strategic advantages to co-create a thriving future.

Maureen brings 30 years of business experience to provide high-impact, practical solutions that support her clients' leadership development and organizational transformations. She is recognized as an innovative, principled thought leader who combines intellectual rigor and discipline with an ability to translate theory into practice in all her work. Her operational focus is coupled with a strategic ability to analyze, develop and implement successful strategies for profitability, growth and sustainability.

Maureen is the author of an international award-winning book series on Innovative leadership, including the Innovative Leaders Guide to Transforming Organizations, winner of a 2014 International Book Award and a regular contributor to Forbes.

As a board member/chair, Maureen has led multiple organizations through difficult transitions and is open to for-profit board opportunities. Before founding the Innovative Leadership Institute, she led consulting engagements for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Accenture across a broad range of industries, contributing to successful organizational transformation.

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