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Watson May 30, 2024

Enhancing Board Effectiveness: A Layered Approach to Governance

You may have noticed a few changes to our look and feel over the past few months at Watson – we’

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Watson Aug 02, 2019
WATSON Expands to Toronto

We are thrilled to announce WATSON’s expansion to Toronto!

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Watson May 09, 2019
The Boards' Role in Change - Giving the CEO Space to Lead for Success

By: Rachel O’Connor, Practice Lead, Performance and Leadership It seems like everyone is talking about transforming their organization, aspiring

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Watson Apr 01, 2019
Mastering Peer Evaluation Feedback (PT 3)

Part 3 of WATSON’s 3-part Year of the Peer series There is an old saying that feedback is a gift.

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Watson Mar 25, 2019
Is your Board Ready to go Public?

By Rachel Colabella, Governance Consultant You’ve decided to take your company public. This is an exciting time in your

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Watson Feb 20, 2019
The Board's Only Employee

CEOs can be make-or-break for organizations – results, values and relationships are all at stake. Almost half of CEOs fail in

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Watson Jan 18, 2019
Mission Control

How Can the Board Really Know What’s Happening with Culture, Leadership, and People Risk Inside the Organization? “We’ve

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Watson Jan 04, 2019
New Years Resolutions ; 5 ideas to start the conversation

By: Heather Kelsall, Senior Governance Analyst You may not make it to the gym past January but set some new

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Watson Jul 23, 2018
The Time Between Meetings

Governance doesn’t stop when the boardroom door closes after the meeting ends. While decisions cannot be made, nor courses

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Watson Jul 04, 2018
Customize your Approach to Peer Evaluation (PT 2)

Find out how to prepare for a successful peer evaluation. Read Are You Ready for a Director Evaluation – Part 1 of

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