Driving Culture

Jack O'Kelley, Russell Reynolds Associates
This podcast episode features Jack ‘Rusty’ O’Kelley, head of board consulting and effectiveness practice at Russell Reynolds Associates, one of the world’s leading executive search and leadership consulting & advisory firms. Russell Reynolds uses trends and insights culled from companies from around the globe to help its client base stay competitive. The firm’s consultants take this data to customize client-focused consulting solutions to meet their client’s talent and human capital management needs.

Nothing is more important to a company today than driving culture. What is sometimes overlooked is where this effort truly begins: in the boardroom – where every decision carries the weight of the organization on its back. Corporate boards, therefore, need to be recognized, shaped and fostered for maximum effectiveness. Russell Reynolds Associates recently set out to capture the essence and behaviors that create a high performing board culture and that drive board effectiveness. We’re here today with Mr. O’Kelley who co-authored this just-released report. His task is to break it all down for us, to take us inside the boardroom — and to reveal how he and his colleagues are taking boards from good to great.