What Makes an Outstanding Chairman? Findings from the UK Non-Executive Director of the Year Awards, 2006

14 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2007

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Victor Dulewicz

Henley Management College

Keith Gay

Henley Management College

Bernard Taylor

Henley Management College

Abstract

This paper reports research conducted on detailed behavioural information from the UK Non-Executive Director (NED) Awards 2006. The key findings were that outstanding Chairmen have a high level of integrity, showing high ethical standards in their own behaviour, as well as providing a lead on corporate governance matters. They promote investors' confidence and ensure high returns to investors. They spend significant time mentoring, developing and advising their colleagues, are team builders, are empathetic and very effective. They encourage contributions from fellow directors and achieve consensus yet they challenge and probe colleagues, especially the executive directors. They have an acute critical faculty and a critical thinking ability.

Suggested Citation

Dulewicz, Victor and Gay, Keith and Taylor, Bernard, What Makes an Outstanding Chairman? Findings from the UK Non-Executive Director of the Year Awards, 2006. Corporate Governance: An International Review, Vol. 15, Issue 6, pp. 1056-1069, November 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1072198 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8683.2007.00630.x

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Keith Gay

Henley Management College

Greenlands
Henley-on-Thames
Oxfordshire RG9 3AU, England
United Kingdom

Bernard Taylor

Henley Management College ( email )

Greenlands
Henley-on-Thames
Oxfordshire RG9 3AU, England
United Kingdom

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