L’importance des conseils d’administration | Vidéos de Lucy P. Marcus

Voici deux vidéos de Lucy P. Marcus* sur la gouvernance et la composition des conseils d’administration. Dans la première, elle explique les principales fonctions des C.A. et l’importance des conseils d’administration.

L’importance des conseils d’administration | Vidéo de Lucy P. Marcus

English: London Business School, UK
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Dans la deuxième vidéo, elle anime une discussion avec Lucy Dimes, PCD de Alcatel Lucent UK & Ireland, à propos des avantages et des désavantages pour un PCD de siéger sur des conseils d’administration.


Le PCD (CEO) doit-il siéger sur des C.A. ?

Bon visionnement !


*Lucy P. Marcus is a board chair and non-executive director who is challenging conventional wisdom inside and outside the board room. She has emerged as the voice setting the agenda on future proofing boardrooms and companies around the world. The CEO of Marcus Venture Consulting, she is Professor of Leadership & Governance at IE Business School and she speaks and writes about boards and leadership. Lucy has been awarded the Thinkers 50 “Future Thinkers” Award.

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Que font les « bons » administrateurs pour faciliter le succès des organisations ?

Excellente vidéo* de Richard Leblanc et Robert Kueppers qui discutent des comportements efficaces des administrateurs pour assurer le succès des organisations. Très pertinent.

What Good Board Members Do to Help Organizations Succeed

« Since Dodd Frank and Sarbanes- Oxley, board members play a critical role in the success of their organizations. Yet, what constitutes a “good” board member? Dr. Leblanc, an award winning teacher and researcher says, he or she is one who oversees management and the interest of shareholders; oversees financial statements and risk, sets the strategy for the organization and assures compensation is appropriate. Bob Kueppers, cited by Directorship Magazine, as one of the top 100 most influential professionals in corporate governance, believes there are three activities that should take up most of a director’s time, energy and talent. The activities include: the strategy of the organization and where it is headed, making sure the right person is in charge, and how risk relates to strategy and how the organization can see what’s coming. He emphasizes that oversight is different from managing the business ».

De gauche à doite : Richard Leblanc et Robert J. Kueppers

« Too often strategy is underemphasized at the expense of risk and compliance. They advise growth, innovation and competiveness, a true creation of shareholder value- with a #1 value that of strategy and succession planning. Today, 39% of US companies do not have an immediate successor for their CEO! Another area that must be looked at is diversity. Too few boards represent their constituents and culture, with a challenge in the US and not Canada of too few women represented.

Good board members have skill sets and behaviors that include being a good communicator, listening, leadership and integrity. The softer skills- working as a team- are important. And- surprise, company CEO’s do not necessarily make the best directors, as they often have a dominant style and are overstretched! What is important and critical is good governance, meetings called with plenty of notice, preparation, agendas and information so the best decisions can be made. Good board members are chosen and cultivated. Yet, while behaviors can really change board dynamics, there is no one right way or magic bullet ».


*Joining host, Dennis McCuistion, are:

Richard Leblanc, PhD: Co-author of Inside the Boardroom and an Associate Professor at York University in Toronto, Canada

Robert J. Kueppers: Deputy CEO of Regulation & Public Policy,Vice Chairman, Deloitte, LLC