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Driving for Performance From the Board

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About the course

Boards are known to have an easier time ensuring effectiveness and preserving value than to drive for performance, which is often delegated to management. With global competition intensifying and the speed of change accelerated by digitalisation and other disruptions, boards are increasingly expected to take the lead in orchestrating and driving for performance. Boards that impose a "performance" culture unlock performance potential, pre-empt activist attack, reduce risk and competitive threats, and enjoy greater strategic independence.

Facilitated by Professor Ludo Van der Heyden, this session will discuss what boards can do to engage management on such a "performance driving" mandate - one that resolutely drives out "satisfactory underperformance." Ludo will be joined by Dr Edward Krubasik, an active Chairman with more than 20 years of turnaround experience, to address the following topics:

  • How performance driving boards search for signs and causes of non-performance
  • How such boards prevent their companies from sliding into a crisis
  • How boards build a sustainable performance advantage by combining better practices from global competitors
  • How this drive for performance makes companies more robust and reduces the surprise of "sudden" market, technology or competitive threats

Who should attend

Chairmen and board directors of privately owned and public listed companies, government agencies, as well as social enterprises

Trust the experts

Edward Krubasik

Edward G. Krubasik had built a distinguished career as a Partner and Director at McKinsey & Company for over 20 years in USA and Europe, before moving on to assume governance roles on Supervisory Boards and Corporate Councils with Siemens AG and many listed companies in Germany, France, USA a...


Ludo Van Der Heyden

Ludo Van der Heyden has been Professor of Technology Management at INSEAD since 1988. He is actively teaching in the MBA, Executive, and PhD Programmes. He holds the INSEAD Chair in Corporate Governance. He is actively contributing to the MBA, Executive and PhD Programmes, and is the Academic Dir...


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