"No Surprises": Tips to nurture the CEO & Chair relationship to success


The relationship between the nonprofit Board Chair and the CEO is arguably the most important relationship in the organization.

In this episode of The Conscious CEO Series, Steven Bowman recounts a time when he was acting as the CEO of the Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance.

When asked what the relationship should be between the Chair and CEO, his Chair at the time replied with the following:

"It is a relationship with only one rule…No surprises…because that will only ever happen once."

This episode also explores strategies to nurture the CEO-Chair relationship so you can create lasting Boardroom unity and cohesion.

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