Lead Director & Nonexecutive Chair Resource Center

Lead Director & Nonexecutive Chair Resource Center

The rapid pace and complexity of change in today’s business environment calls for stronger and more effective board leadership. Whether this leadership takes the form of a board chair or lead independent director, it is the leader’s job to build and maintain a high-performing board. This resource center offers thought leadership, tools, and templates to enhance the role of lead directors as they navigate today’s increasingly disruptive and demanding business environment.

Provide Effective Leadership

Elevating Corporate Purpose, ESG, and Stakeholder Issues: Insights from Lead Directors Board Leaders Rethink Strategy, Risk, and Stakeholder Focus 10 Questions to Evaluate a Board’s Fit for Purpose Future Proofing Director Skill Sets Using Proxy Disclosure to Increase Boardroom Transparency How Lead Directors Can Facilitate Board Engagement in Strategy Navigating Disruptive Risk: The Lead Director Lens


The Lead Director’s Role in Deepening Board Engagement in Strategy


Cyber-Risk Oversight Certificate Course Directorship Essentials: Compliance and Ethics Directorship Essentials: Risk Oversight Master Class NACD Summit Virtual Director Professionalism®

The Lead Director’s Role and Scope

Investor Expectations of Board Leaders Attributes of a Lead Director Blue Ribbon Commission Report: An Urgent Imperative for Board Leadership Director FAQ: Board Leadership Structure Blue Ribbon Commission Report: Effective Lead Director

Board Oversight Structure and Policies

Board Leadership Structure Board Effectiveness Checklist Cultivating Long-Term Habits of a Highly Effective Board Future Proofing Director Skill Sets