This website uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some of these cookies are used for visitor analysis, others are essential to making our site function properly and improve the user experience. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Click Accept to consent and dismiss this message or Deny to leave this website. Read our Privacy Statement for more.
22 Traits of a good Chair
Share |


22 Traits of a Good Chairperson? Are there more?


We recently had a Coffee Meeting discussing the Role of the Chair and how to secure Chair roles. This led onto the traits of a good Chair- summarized below, in no specific order.

1.     Good coaching skills to support the CEO and the team

2.     Strong listening skills

3.     High E.Q. to sense and identify issues within the Board dynamic

4.     Equality- treating all the same  

5.     Strong interpersonal skills

6.     Excellent conceptual skills

7.     The personal touch

8.     Relatable

9.     Facilitation skills

10.   Inspirational as a leader

11.   Integrity

12.   Trust

13.   Be able to address dissent

14.   Strategic

15.   Quietly confident

16.   Know yourself and where you add value

17.   Humility

18.   Gravitas

19.   Poise

20.   Inclusive

21.   Consultative

22.   Clarity and focus


You can join the next conversation as a guest or member via the coffee link at


I have read the Privacy Policy and grant consent to use my data.

Chair docs

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Chair Evolving role PDF (2.13 MB)  more ] Administration 07/02/2020

Event documents

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Climate Change Event Link  more ] Administration 17/06/2019
Climate Change Event Link  more ] Administration 17/06/2019

Member documents

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Cyber Security: Board Perspectives PDF (322.36 KB) J. Madelin 20/06/2017
Cybersecurity Checklist PDF (238.31 KB)  more ] Administration 05/06/2017
Cybersecurity Essentials PDF (26.25 KB)  more ] Administration 05/06/2017
GDPR Overview Jim Sneddon PDF (4.8 MB)  more ] Administration 05/06/2017
Flexibility for the Digital Boardroom Link Administration 23/05/2017
Board Diversity DOCX (30.56 KB) Administration 13/06/2016
AspiringNXD DOC (50.5 KB) Administration 13/06/2016