How to Conduct the Director Evaluation Process

Providing feedback to directors on their performance in the boardroom is not a new idea. The first time I conducted a director peer review was in 1997 for the board of the Bank of Montreal, one of the first major North American companies to undertake the process. More than a decade later, many boards are looking to implement a director evaluation process for the very first time. Others that have tried it have met with mixed success: Some boards have found it among their most useful practices; others, a waste of time. If this is an issue your board is wrestling with, here are four key factors to consider.

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