Board Leadership: The intersection of management and the board

July 2022

Lead directors and nonexecutive chairs provide boards with a leader among equals. The tasks that board leaders perform have become more uniform over the years, though there remains a fair bit of variation from board to board.

On June 29, 2022, Lead Director Network (LDN) members participated in a peer dialogue about their roles. They shared perspectives on the most important parts of the role, whether a lead director should chair a board committee, how they interact with CEOs and senior managers, and their approach to lead director succession.
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