RSR Partners: Leading With Influence

Nominating and Governance Committee Chairs ("Chairs") are at the forefront of many critical topics facing boards today. Chairs play a major role and have the power to make a change but in order to do that, they must effectively communicate and influence. What do Chairs need to keep in mind and practice regularly to effectively lead with influence? 

Carter L. Burgess, Jr., Head of the Board Recruiting Practice at RSR Partners, and Gretchen R. Crist, Head of the Human Capital Practice and Head of the Consumer Goods & Services Practice at RSR Partners, discuss the importance of mastering certain principles to effectively influence and change initiatives Chairs are leading. There is a desire to be seen as a partner who is passionate about driving the performance of the boards and organizations they govern and delivering results and successful outcomes for all stakeholders.

The article addresses the following:

  • Listening to understand
  • Building relationships
  • Acting with courage
  • Staying informed

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Carter L. Burgess, Jr and Gretchen R. Crist
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