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Leadership in Action: Across the Boards - How Chairmen's Roles Differ Around the World by Andrew P. Kakabadse

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ROLE INFLUENCES

Bearing in mind the divergence of role duality and separation, just how different are the roles of chairmen across the world? The inquiry by Cranfield, CCL, Manchester Square Partners, and Heidrick & Struggles explored the effects of national and regional influences on the roles and contributions of chairmen.

Differences of orientation and practice emerged, determined by seven demographics: status, responsibility delineation, vision, recruitment, domicile, role counterbalance, and tenure.

Status

The status of the UK and Australian chairmen is high. UK chairmen view their appointment as the pinnacle of their careers. The role of chairman opens many doors in British society, facilitating access to government and government appointments ...

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