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External evaluation becoming an essential boardroom tool

External evaluation becoming an essential boardroom tool

Auckland, 11th June 2014 - ‘Integral Leadership’, ‘Mindfulness’ and ‘Emotional Intelligence’ are terms becoming increasingly familiar in corporate boardrooms throughout the world.

Here to spread the word about these and other leading edge practices is Robert Gordon, of Australian consultancy Board Accord.

“The 21st Century boardroom is defined by transparency and accountability’ said Robert. “More than ever a Board is expected to function effectively as a group, in the best interests of the shareholders. And it needs to be seen to be doing so.”

Mr Gordon, who has worked with a wide range of organisations in both the public and private sectors, says a regular external audit is not only a good discipline for the board, but a reassurance for stake holders and a positive contribution to the organisation’s public profile.

He uses a number of assessment and coaching techniques, online and face-to-face, to evaluate both the group and individual members and to work with them to optimise the board’s functional effectiveness.

Mr Gordon is also in demand for presentations and workshops. In August, for example, his address to the Better Boards Conference in Adelaide is called ‘Dealing with damn difficult directors.’

Robert Gordon is in Auckland from 11th to 13th June, familiarising himself with the New Zealand business scene.


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