34 Best Board of Directors Quotes to inspire you

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A board of directors is the executive committee that jointly supervises the activities of an organization. Find the list of the best board of directors quotes that will help you to know more about the committee members. Apart from these best board of directors quotes, you can also read our other motivational quotes on brand, business leadership, business culture, business advice, don’t give up, moving on, and positive attitude.

Let’s read the collection of the best board of directors quotes.

1. “A good Board Of Directors team is one where ideas are flowing fluidly – and where each idea is met with an initial welcome, an intellectual challenge, an expression of gratitude, a rigorous scrutiny and a readiness for action.” ― Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr

2. “A strategic board has a view of looking ahead, an insight to look deeper, and competency to look beyond.” ― Pearl Zhu

3. “A tech-savvy Board sets the right tone for shaping the culture of innovation.” ― Pearl Zhu

4. “A wise board accumulates rational wisdom, embraces unconventional wisdom and sharpens system wisdom.” ― Pearl Zhu

5. “Applying deep insight and rubber stamping are such counter-propositions.” ― Pearl Zhu

6. “Board constructed by people from the same family, a major portion of the profit depleted as directors’ salary, profit suddenly raising the year before the public issue, no clear justification as to what the IPO money would be used for were indicators appear in the offer document sufficient enough to alarm any alert investor.” ― Chellamuthu Kuppusamy

7. “Board directors as key strategic decision-makers in the organization need to understand the information potential and become IT advocates.” ― Pearl Zhu

8. “Board directors need to work closely and collaboratively with the management to identify opportunities and risks and take the digital journey from good to great.” ― Pearl Zhu

9. “Digital board directors with the right dose of “doubt” are real critical thinkers who can ask deep questions.” ― Pearl Zhu

10. “Digital leaders including board directors today need to understand that the linear management skills are not sufficient to lead today’s nonlinear digital world with the deep learning curve.” ― Pearl Zhu

11. “Executives are there in part to add diversity to board debate through their detailed operational experience. They are not there to act as ciphers of the chief executive.” ― Bob Garratt

12. “Group Thinking” or lack of courage to ask the tough and strategic questions is the chief weakness on Boards today.” ― Pearl Zhu

13. “In a world of well-defined problems, directors are required to exercise influence over volatility, manage uncertainty, simplify complexity, and resolve ambiguity in the 21st-century digital environment.” ― Pearl Zhu

14. “Independent directors practice independent thinking.” ― Pearl Zhu

15. “Innovation is too important to leave solely in the hands of the management team without any Board oversight or guidance” ― Pearl Zhu

16. “It is why boards were invented, to add sufficiently diverse wisdom to counter a single leader.” ― Bob Garratt

17. “Strategic wisdom is an integral and multidimensional intelligence.” ― Pearl Zhu

18. “Strategy oversight is important in tuning and updating a dynamic digital strategy.” ― Pearl Zhu

19. “The board directors need to gain a deeper understanding of the enterprise in order to be a credible actor in the strategic dialogue.” ― Pearl Zhu

20. “The board directors see the development of strategy as a collective effort between themselves and management, rather than a question of “us versus them.” ― Pearl Zhu

21. “The board had largely followed the chairman’s lead. One newcomer to the board under Welch was surprised by the CEO’s command of the boardroom and the sparse debate among the group. Confused by how the meeting transpired, the new director asked a more senior colleague afterward, “What is the role of a GE board member?” “Applause,” the older director answered.” ― Thomas Gryta

22. “The board of directors should take an outlier’s lens to criticize the business strategy via questioning wisely.” ― Pearl Zhu

23. “The board should include a balance … such that no individual or small group of individuals can dominate the board’s decision-making.” ― Bob Garratt

24. “The Board’s role is to pull management out of the trees to see the forest.” ― Pearl Zhu

25. “The CEO may well be tempted to turn his or her attention inward as well, but consciously choosing a very few external advisers and counselors can help a CEO maintain and sustain that all-important external focus. The board of directors is one important resource on this front.” ― A.G. Lafley

26. “The digital board directors need to be independent thinkers, unbiased communicators, wise advisors, flexible facilitators, and global leaders these days.” ― Pearl Zhu

27. “The key point is that independence of thought is demanded of all directors when on a board.” ― Bob Garratt

28. “The purpose of the governing body, or board of directors, is to direct and guide the organization in the right direction” ― Pearl Zhu

29. “The real skill is to manage and reward the people who are smarter than you in some technical area. That is why companies have a board of directors.” ― Robert T. Kiyosaki

30. “The real strategic differentiation is to create true value, look forward, not backward, and present the advanced uniqueness to shine through.” ― Pearl Zhu

31. “Thinking professionally” is the first step in building a high-performance digital Board.” ― Pearl Zhu

32. “To gain digital insight and lead business transformation effortlessly, the digital board directors need to become more information savvy and IT friendly.” ― Pearl Zhu

33. “When an organization starts hemorrhaging talent, CEOs, and boards of directors want to know why. If the boss gets blamed for the brain drain and is ultimately removed, it means relief for the employees still there and ex post facto vengeance for the former ones.” ― Jeffrey Kluger

34. “When the time came to name the ship, the board of directors of Northwestern decided to honor their president by naming their new investment the Edmund Fitzgerald.” ― Charles River Editors

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