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CDF – May Breakfast Event "Groupthink at Play in the Boardroom... and the Art of Challenging Consensus"


Hyatt Regency La Jolla – 3777 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA

Corporate Directors Forum is a nonprofit organization to help directors, and those who support them, build more effective boards through continuous learning and peer networking. CDF believes that boards of directors are strategic assets of corporations, education makes better directors, better directors make boards more effective, and more effective boards make better corporations.

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It's a safe bet. No board or committee on earth has not succumbed to the siren call - and perils - of groupthink. While directors don't need to be "buddies" for a board to function well, there has to be mutual respect and a decent amount of collegiality, because boards must ultimately reach consensus to make decisions. That's where it can get tricky.

Because most important decisions in business are made by committees, vigilance of the process is required. Companies succeed or fail based on the mastery of group and human dynamics. A group dynamics expert will walk through how it happens, and hear from other panelists who will share personal experiences as activist investors, directors, CEOs and chairmen. For more information, email Leah Lowery or call +1 858 550 6465.

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