Post Wed May 12, 2010 11:55 pm

The Hollow Chairman

Hat of the Chairman of the Board
In any organisation, commercial or not for profit, the chairman is the highest elected or appointed individual by the group. He or she usually presides over meetings of the board and when the Board is not meeting or is not in session, the Chairman's duties very often include acting as the head or representative of the group to the public. The chairman is frequently described as "first among equals", and is appointed to the role of chairman by fellow board members, not by shareholders. The chair acts as an important link between the board and the CEO/company.

Hat wise, an executive Chairman of the Board is selected by a company's board to lead the board of directors, to preside over meetings of the board and lead the board to a consensus from the various points of view of the board members. The Chairman is also expected to be a fair and equitable good listener and a good communicator.

In the commercial world, including not for profit companies or businesses, his duties would include:

David Miscaviage A full-time officeholder who typically leads the board and also takes a hands-on role in the company's day-to-day management
Helps the CEO to oversee all the operational aspects involved in running the company, which include project planning and development delivery, retail and leasing, sales, market research and many other areas within their extensive scope
Has overall responsibility for the company which involves engineering and controlling the company's current growth in and future expansion into international markets
>In addition, oversees all projects' development activities and related businesses of the company, generating significant financial returns for the shareholders and driving sustainable development

The chairman's role includes also includes managing the board's business and acting as its facilitator and guide. This can include:

Determining board composition and organisation
Clarifying board and management responsibilities
Planning and managing board and board committee meetings
Developing the effectiveness of the board.

Religions are slightly different but the basic principles remain the same. The basic purpose of a Chairman of the Board does not change with the type of business being administered to, whether it is a commercial enterprise, a not for profit association, a group or even a philosophic group or religion.

The purpose and duties remain the same and are a vital, essential and integral part of the support mechanism to the expansion of the group...............
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