The Board's Role in Developing a Diverse Leadership Team

Gauss, James W.; Jessamy, Howard T.
September 2007
Trustee;Sep2007, Vol. 60 Issue 8, p5
Trade Publication
The article looks at the responsibility of the board in building ethnic, cultural, and racial diversity in an organization's leadership team. The authors present steps that the board can take to promote this such as defining diversity broadly, making diverse leadership a strategic part of the organization, and mandating diverse slates for leadership positions among others. Best practices in recruitment and retention are also discussed.


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