Board Governance & Search
“Eagles don’t flock together; you have to find and then bring them in one at time.”
We Help Build Great Boards (and CEO’s)
Today, more than before, Boards face increasingly challenging and broadly complex issues. Because of this, the make-up of the Board and its member’s synergy are paramount to its ability to make effective decisions – be the review of the CEO’s performance, assessing organizational effectiveness, strategic planning and goal setting, or any number of issues and challenges Boards face on a daily basis. It’s not for the faint of heart.
Wheless Partners and Leadership Legacy Consulting, recognizes the desire of a Board to have a partner who can add insight and advise on recruitment and retention, increasing Board demographic, experiential or cognitive diversity, benchmarking, strategic alignment, and providing executive assessment of board members and CEO’s.
A skillful Board and capable CEO combine to ensure larger success.
We partner with Boards to understand their strategy, their mission, and their goals. Then assist in evaluating their standing among key competitors and compare this to where they want to be at strategic points in the future. We assist in evaluating their effectiveness and strategically plan to fill in blanks. And, we aide Board, CEO and key executive session planning initiatives to continue the momentum of the board and the enterprise well into the future, and risk manage their legacy.
We design and orchestrate board retreats to focus on the current and prospective issue to increase the opportunity as well as the probability of maintaining the competitive advantage the Board desires and seeks. A prepared and well-positioned board clearly has a distinct advantage separating their enterprise out from competitors.
It’s a given, the Board is only as good as the skills and abilities of its members, in concert with the strengths of the CEO and the organization. We understand the combination of a Board and CEO focused on the same vision and objectives advances mindshare, moves marketshare, drives ROI an elevates the overall enterprise brand. As such, we consult and facilitate with the Board and the CEO to build, improve on and/or refine their relationship
We work with boards to strengthen their value and effectiveness like a master metalsmith refines a precious piece of gold.
Our message to you…our consultants and subject matter experts bring first-hand experience earned working across and array of business and industry sectors to aide you to develop meaningful solutions to complex issues and take advantage of marketplace opportunism. We are “trusted partners” who appreciate the complexities you face and work with you to stretch boundaries and expanded solutions in a world of increasing complexity.
Board Members and Those Interested in Paid Board Service
The informing guide for current board members and those aspiring to be is “Board Games – Staight Talk for New Directors and Good Governance by John T. Montford and Joesph Daniel McCool. Enjoy.
Let’s today begin a dialogue as to how our Portfolio Approach™ and Portfolio Promise™ combine to uniquely position your enterprise assuring you consistently hire those proven top of the bell curve leaders.
Email MikeW@WhelessPartners.com to calendar a time to advance our conversation. Or phone 404.939.1305.
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