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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 Jul 08, 2020
Is Your Resume Board Ready?

When it comes to getting on a board, the resume that got you your job may not make it past

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Watson Jul 02, 2020
The Chair-CEO Relationship During a Crisis

In a crisis, no matter the sector or organization, CEOs and chairs have to recalibrate their relationship and engagement to

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Watson Jun 18, 2020
Reflections From The Pandemic: What it Means for Governance and Leadership

We are through the initial shock of the COVID-19 crisis and adapting to a different reality, one that continues to

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Watson Jun 04, 2020
10 Questions Boards Should be asking About CEO Transition

Was your board in the middle of a CEO transition when COVID-19 hit? You’re not alone. With a median

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Watson Jun 03, 2020
Together We Can Make The Change We Want

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing

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Watson May 21, 2020
Chairing in the New Paradigm

Board meetings are changing, and board chairs needs to change with them. With a quick shift to virtual meetings, boards

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Watson May 06, 2020
How Should You Evaluate Your CEO’s Performance This Year?

Is CEO evaluation the last thing on your mind right now? We get it. In the face of ongoing disruption

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Watson Apr 29, 2020
Evolving Board Practices in a Virtual World

It’s a new world, with rapid change, new challenges, and new opportunities. In the coming year, boards will be

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Watson Apr 06, 2020
Beyond The Virtual Board Meeting - 10 considerations for Hosting an Engaging Online Event

You’ve probably had your first online board meeting to discuss the immediate impact and implications of COVID-19 on your

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