UNDERSTANDING GENIUS BOARDS

At Genius Boards, we believe that the most effective Boards don’t come about by accident, rather, they are realised through careful analysis and the application of intelligent and creative design.

Board effectiveness is the product of many factors working together; good governance at all levels being the most critical – in addition to a multitude of other interactions. During our reviews, we prioritise social, communication and interpersonal skills equally with technical skills, industry expertise and corporate structural design, all of which need to exist in balance and with sufficient diversity to achieve the optimal levels of decision making that will enable your Board to transcend its limitations and achieve true excellence.

High integrity enables us to create a ‘safe’ place to discuss tough issues with our customers’ leadership. Our approach is to be honest, transparent, forthright and always ethical. We help boards from FTSE 100 organisations through to SME companies find a better way of operating and provide the support necessary to enable a strong and healthy culture to flourish and play its part in board and organisation success.

Sharon Constancon, Chair of Genius Boards, explains the Board evaluation process

Beginning the process is easy, simply tell us your needs or call us for a friendly, no obligation chat.

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“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

George Bernard Shaw

Recent Posts

ESG/COP26… Navigating the Expectations on the Modern Board

November 24th, 2021|

What should Boards be doing, today, to ensure climate change focus, energy transition, carbon net zero? This is a particularly difficult question to ask when it’s not obvious to them what they can do to make a difference. Boards in financial services have been tasked by [...]

Sharon Constançon hosted WCCSA webinars

November 24th, 2021|

Sharon Constançon, CEO of Genius Boards, has recently hosted a number of webinars for the The Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators on various subjects relating to Board governance, in her capacity as a Chartered Director, Chartered Secretary, a fellow of ICSA, a fellow of [...]

Board Dynamics – Challenge

June 25th, 2020|

Introduction Genius is releasing a series of Board Effectiveness articles, drawing on our own experiences as Board evaluators, of what impacts different Boards and what aspects of governance and people cause Boards to deliver more effectively as the leadership team of a business. For the [...]

Board Dynamics – Cohesion

June 24th, 2020|

Introduction Genius is releasing a series of Board Effectiveness articles, drawing on our own experiences as Board evaluators, of what impacts different Boards and what aspects of governance and people cause Boards to deliver more effectively as the leadership team of a business. For the [...]

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“The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office. “

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Our Approach

Genius Boards works with the Chairmen and the Company Secretary of organisations which not only want to comply with the Code’s recommendations on board evaluation procedures but need these evaluations to deliver incremental, real, practical value. Getting the tone from the top spot-on makes an enormous difference to how an organisation can perform.

We help make real change where we agree with our customers it is needed. We offer flexible, tailor-made evaluation solutions that deliver real improvement to the organisation and that are efficient and value for money, focusing on the board’s future role in line with strategy, market conditions and its ability to be the best board it can be.

The Genius Boards team has a wealth of corporate experience along with coaching, mentoring and organisational culture expertise drawn from many industries including financial services firms regulated by the PRA and FCA. Our empathy with boards and our understanding of the power of harnessing EQ with IQ transform boards for the better.

For more details of the various project processes, please review the Board Evaluations section under Services.

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“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.”

Chauncey Depew

Our Clients

British Computer Society NHS John Menzies Institute of Chartered Accountants London and Capital Aplagon British American Tobacco
Hogg Robinson Bucks Building Society Sanctuary Personnel Capita Congregational & General Insurance The Ski Club of Great Britain LCH Clearnet
Shofar Church