CEO and board relations are one of the key foundations of an effective board. Trust is formed when the CEO communicates openly, proactively, and transparently.
An approach that includes what the CEO is thinking and direct inquiry for board thoughts makes for a comfortable exchange.
Here are a few questions to consider when thinking about your board and how the CEO interacts with the directors:
- How does the CEO build relationships with board members?
- How does the CEO work to draw out the wisdom of the board to create a competitive advantage?
- How does the CEO communicate what is needed from board members?
These questions could be used to evaluate the effectiveness of relationships within many parts of an organization. What questions would you add to the list? Share your thoughts in the comments below.