Governance and Strategy Consulting

Boardroom Metrics provides Corporate Governance and Strategy consulting to Private and Not-For-Profit organizations in the United States and Canada.

Governance Consulting

Our governance consulting services focus on Board of Directors effectiveness. It is our view that governance effectiveness can be improved when Boards and Directors share a consistent view of their role and learn how to focus on three key elements:

– identification and mitigation of risk
– validation and oversight of the strategic plan
– performance management of the CEO

Our governance services include:
– leadership and facilitation of the governance effectiveness assessment process
– consulting on governance effectiveness issues including Board composition, information, leadership, processes and culture
– education of Directors and Senior Leadership Teams on governance and effective execution of their roles with respect to governance effectiveness
– coaching and mentoring of Board Chairs, Directors, CEO’s and senior leaders on their governance roles

Corporate Strategy Consulting

Our corporate strategy consulting services focus on strategy development, validation and oversight. Strategy is a key element of effective governance. Like governance, we believe that strategy development and oversight effectiveness is maximized when those involved share a consistent definition of strategy and their role in the development and oversight processes.  We work with Boards, CEO’s and Senior Leadership Teams on strategy effectiveness.

Our strategy consulting services include:
– leadership and facilitation of the strategy development process
– education of Directors and Leadership Teams on strategy, strategy development, validation and measurement
– consulting and mentoring to Directors and Leadership teams involved in strategy development and oversight
– tactical implementation expertise in business development, marketing and social media

Other Consulting Services

We provide a select few additional services that have spun out of our consulting work over the years. They include:

Social Media Marketing Consulting – we are experts at on-line visibility, search, and building communities. In fact, over 50% the projects we do result from clients finding us on-line (read more about Social Media Marketing Consulting here)

Interim Management – over the years, our network of senior executive talent has grown to include leaders and subject matter experts in almost every corporate function and field. From marketing to human resources, technology to healthcare if you need someone fast, we can likely connect you with them (read more about Interim Management here).

Jim Crocker presentation 2017

Meet Jim Crocker, Chair of Boardroom Metrics and Consulting Practice Leader

Jim consults and speaks on corporate governance and strategy. A veteran CEO, Director and Consultant, Jim works with public, private and not-for-profit clients, helping them identify and address opportunities for increasing the effectiveness of their governance and strategy processes. He speaks regularly to industry and trade associations on the lessons and benefits of strong governance and strategy, and best practices for achieving both.

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Download This Template for a Board Strategic Plan Presentation

This template outlines the important elements of a strategic plan and how it might be presented to a Board of Directors interested in effective corporate governance. This is a template we use at Boardroom Metrics.

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Two Best Practices for Private Business Corporate Governance

Understanding what the best corporate governance practices are for their private business isn’t a question we get from many private company owners…

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Podcast: Private Business Corporate Governance

In this podcast Jim shares his perspective on the benefits of corporate governance for private business and how to implement it.

Podcast

Five simple tips to make Board strategic planning more effective

A Board has three roles: identifying and mitigating risk, validating and overseeing the strategic plan and performance managing the CEO. Regarding the strategic plan, there is lots of governance confusion. Many Boards see it as their role to develop the strategic plan.  They don’t need to – and in most cases they shouldn’t. The strategic plan needs to be built by people who understand two things…

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