Advisory services

Director Assessments

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Identify critical board performance factors and implement an ascent plan toward success

About Director Assessments

Director assessments identify areas for development and learning for a diverse range of governance skills or behaviours.

Who are the role models who can impart their wisdom and how diverse is the thinking on the board and the committees?

Director Assessments Components

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Director capabilities and attributes review

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Skills matrix development

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Board skills and succession

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Director development and sourcing strategies

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Assessment approaches including self-assessments and moderated assessments

Why Director Assessments?

Director assessments address a range of governance and strategic challenges such as:

  • Too many or too few directors
  • Directors who do not effectively contribute
  • Poor behaviour of directors
  • Cliques within the board
  • Lack of diversity in directors
  • Lack of succession for the Chair and MD/CEO
  • Ineffective use of external committee members

Our Approach

The Peakstone Global approach to Advisory Services covers the full project lifecycle of diagnose, design, deliver and embed

Our specific approach elements to delivering Director Assessments advisory services are:

  • Establish the brief and a clear scope with the Chair and other key stakeholders
  • Understanding power dynamics separate to authority levels as per an organisation’s Constitution
  • Reviewing and updating the capabilities, behaviours and diversity matrix of directors
  • Formalising Chair, director, committee chair and Managing Director/CEO succession processes
  • Utilising digital services such as a Director Effectiveness Survey, supplemented by interviews of key stakeholders
  • Articulating sourcing strategies to have a diversity of directors across the dimensions of gender, age, culture, and language
  • Referrals to other firms for the sourcing and assessment of directors
  • Assign monitoring points and coach key stakeholders so client can embed the change agenda with advice and support of Peakstone Global
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