How to Repair a Broken CEO-Board Chair Relationship
Distrust at the top can be surprisingly common
When it comes to the relationship between an association CEO and the board chair, trust is critical. But what do you do when that trust is lacking?
Dr. M. Louise Walters, founder and CEO of the consultancy the Leadership Center, recently completed her PhD thesis research on CEO-board chair relations at 501(c)(6) business leagues. In conversation with 10 CEOs, she found that four of them didn't trust their board chair.
“Respondents said things like, ‘I don’t know how I can trust them because they don’t communicate with me’ or ‘They go around my back and do things that obligate the organization outside of what their purview really should be,’” Walters said.
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