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Diversity and the Effective Corporate Board by Shital Jhunjhunwala, Ram Kumar Mishra

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Chapter 8

Blend of Diverse Personalities

The individual directors that make up the team at the helm of corporate affairs not only need a representative spread of skills and experiences, but together must form a balanced personality of the board.

8.1 Deep-Level Diversity

People with different personalities approach decisions differently. The personality of an individual is framed by his or her attitudes, attributes, social endowment, and skills. People differ not only in their interests and skills but also in the way they perceive, their reactions, values, motivations, and the way they interact and come to conclusions (Figure 8.1 ...

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