Three Stages to an Emotionally Connected Board

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Years ago, I served on a board where board members had the most horrible fights and the most destructive interactions. In spite of all that, the most poignant thing was, I knew that they really cared about the company. That idea completely intrigued me. I would sit and listen to them during those horrible fights and it was very distressing for me but I always knew that they really cared about each other and I couldn’t reconcile those two things together.

I became obsessed with the psychology of these interactions and learned about how emotions impact human dynamics in the boardroom. In the last two decades, the science of emotional connection has developed rapidly which has allowed me to build an emotional-focused approach to boardroom consulting that combats the destructive interactions that inspired my intrigue years ago.

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