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Your Board Should Be a Driver of Your Organisation’s Performance
At Board Excellence, we are a leading provider of services in Ireland, the UK and internationally, designed to support and enable high-performance boards that add significant value and represent a key driver of an organisation’s performance.
Sound governance is crucial to the sustained success of all organisations and central to sound governance is a high-performing board of directors. While the factors that impact on an organisation’s performance are complex and diverse, a highly effective board of directors has a direct and significant influence on the success of the organisation beyond its statutory requirements and is a powerful source of added value for shareholders and stakeholders.
When we engage with board clients, our goal is to empower them to achieve step-changes in their effectiveness, performance and in the value they create for their organisations, so that average boards become effective over time and effective boards become high-performing. We also work closely with high-performing boards to support them in constantly improving their performance.
While compliance with various governance codes and principles can help to provide safeguards for boards, we don’t believe that compliance alone will facilitate delivery and protection of shareholder or stakeholder value. We do believe, however, that the true characteristics of a high-performing board are found in the inter-play between people dynamics, behaviours and focus, and these are the factors which, when converging, will drive your board to deliver real value for all shareholders and stakeholders.
We conduct board evaluations to assess the level of performance and effectiveness, we provide board and director training as well as mentoring and coaching to improve this effectiveness, and we also provide board mediation services in those scenarios where inevitable tensions can threaten to derail the focus and work.
Read on to see how we can support and enable your board to achieve step-changes in its effectiveness, performance and the value they add to your organisation.
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“We recently engaged with Board Excellence to perform an external review of the performance of our Board. Under the guidance of Ros O’Shea, Board Excellence delivered a comprehensive assessment that was professional, rigorous, and fair. Universally, our Directors had affirming comments about their interviews with Ros. I found that Ros was particularly adept in bringing forward best practices that will help the performance of our Board as we move forward. The approach taken was not cookie cutter in any fashion. Board Excellence tailored our assessment to our Industry and our circumstances. I have no reservations in recommending Board Excellence to others.”
“Global Shares engaged the services of Board Excellence to provide external evaluation and strategic consultancy to our Board and Executive team. Kieran’s collaborative style and easy manner proved key to positive engagement with all board members, which in turn enabled a thorough review of the board structure, its governance and effectiveness. The recommendations and findings presented to us by Kieran, were clear and structured. We would highly recommend Kieran and Board Excellence to any Board that wishes to improve their board performance, composition, and corporate governance.”
“Our recent external board evaluation process with Board Excellence was a very thorough process, assessing our board effectiveness and performance in a wide range of areas. Kieran’s approach, while challenging and setting the bar high for the board, was very engaging, constructive and warmly embraced by the board. Kieran went the extra mile to understand our board, our dynamics as a board team, our strengths to build upon and identify opportunities to improve. We worked closely with Kieran to develop a practical roadmap based on the evaluation recommendations to drive sustained improvement in our board effectiveness, leveraging the deep experience and best practices Board Excellence have developed and we are already seeing the benefits of this. For any board looking to select a board evaluation practice to provide a robust honest evaluation of the board that adds genuine value, I warmly recommend Board Excellence.”
“Cirencester Friendly takes Corporate Governance very seriously and we undertake a triennial external review of the effectiveness of our Board. For our most recent review process we partnered with Board Excellence to conduct an independent review. The approach they took was thorough and robust and we worked closely with Paul George and Kieran Moynihan to produce an output that was practical and proportionate. The report contained a good range of findings and recommendations that recognised our Board was already effective but can be made even more so. We saw Board Excellence’s commitment to include follow-up work over a 12-month period as a key differentiator in the market. I would be happy to recommend Board Excellence to organisations looking for an independent and objective assessment of their Board.”
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