Functional competency of the Board


The functional competency of the Board. In this episode Judith Germain speaks to Victoria Pelletier about becoming one of the youngest Chief Operating Officers at the age of 24, a President by 35 and a CEO by age 41. This is her story where she shares her vulnerability, insights and beliefs that enabled her to take her Socialised Maverick nature and apply it to the cut throat corporate world.

They discuss the nonsense of relationship management and why all leaders must consider the humanity of others. Judith shares what she notices when she mentors Senior Execs and Board Members, and they discuss the possible causes of that. Following a discussion on Senior Leadership/Board Culture Victoria shares the need for feedback in this group.

Listen to this interesting conversation with the ‘turnaround Queen’ about the role of the leader.

Maverick leadership is all about thinking outside the box and challenging the status quo. It’s about having the courage to take risks and the confidence to lead in a way that is authentic and genuine.

But amplifying your influence as a leader isn’t just about having a strong vision or a big personality. It’s also about having the right leadership capability and being able to execute on your ideas and plans.

The consequences of not having the right level of influence as a leader can be significant. Without the ability to inspire and motivate others, you may struggle to achieve your goals and make a real impact.

How Influential Are you? Take the scorecard at and see. 

Victoria Pelletier can be found on LinkedIn here. Their website is here.

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