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Being seen to possess integrity and accountability is essential to companies nowadays, as public and private companies alike face greater scrutiny than ever before and as organisations grow across the world. Getting this right can begin with the board and the Chairman at its head.

In this insightful and illuminating interview, Sir Gerry Grimstone, former Chairman of Barclays Bank, gives us his Chairman Feature Masterclass which expands upon the Chairman's role and delivers invaluable advice for leaders. Informed by his decades of business experience, Sir Gerry Grimstone discusses:

- The importance of reputation, integrity and accountability;
- Getting the right board and CEO;
- Doing business in China;
- How government plays into business; and,
- The secret to a successful merger.

Sir Gerry Grimstone full version Masterclass

Sir Gerry Grimstone, former Chairman of Barclays Bank, gives us his Masterclass, a Chairman Feature, which touches on:

- The importance of reputation, integrity and accountability;
- Getting the right board and CEO;
- Doing business in China;
- How government plays into business; and,
- The secret to a successful merger.


Sir Gerry Grimstone #1 - Why it is so important to maintain a good reputation

Sir Gerry Grimstone describes the new business world we find ourselves in where even private companies are more public than ever before.


Sir Gerry Grimstone #2 - How can CEOs adapt to the ever-changing business landscape?

With rapid changes in the business landscape, Sir Gerry Grimstone describes how CEOs will need to continually learn new things to survive in the future.


Sir Gerry Grimstone #3 - As a CEO, is it possible to have a good work-life balance?

Sir Gerry Grimstone addresses the difficulty of balancing board pressure with CEO longevity, worrying that CEOs now have pressures in their face 24/7.


Sir Gerry Grimstone #4 - Archie Norman says the only happy CEOs are those who become Chairmen

Chairmen, describes Sir Gerry Grimstone, are in the 'nudge' business, persuading the board through subtle means.


Sir Gerry Grimstone #5 - Chairman vs CEO accountability

Accountability is absolutely crucial to company structures, says Sir Gerry Grimstone.


Sir Gerry Grimstone #6 - How do you know if you have the right board?

Diversity of opinion is essential to a functioning board, says Sir Gerry Grimstone, and the measure of a good meeting is whether or not the company is in a better state following the meeting than before it.


Sir Gerry Grimstone #7 - How do corporations make a global footprint and build government trust?

Having worked for both public and private companies, Sir Gerry Grimstone has a wealth of understanding between the two sectors - and how this differs across the world. The local government of the country in which you are operating also has a bearing. Sir Gerry Grimstone uses China as an example of this.


Sir Gerry Grimstone #8 - How do corporations operate in political uncertainty?

Sir Gerry Grimstone discusses the problems for business that are brought about by political uncertainty.


Sir Gerry Grimstone #9 - What is your experience working in China?

China is an efficient bureaucracy, describes Sir Gerry Grimstone, which uses channels to gain feedback from the people of its society and respond accordingly.


Sir Gerry Grimstone #10 - Why should CEOs participate in government?

Understanding a government might involve taking part in a commission or advisory body. Meeting civil servants and parliamentarians can help CEOs understand how government operates, says Sir Gerry Grimstone.


Sir Gerry Grimstone #11 - What does corporate integrity mean to you?

Sir Gerry Grimstone describes the difference between integrity with and without authenticity.


Sir Gerry Grimstone #12 - Where does leadership go wrong?

In this video, the topic of leadership going wrong is discussed by Sir Gerry Grimstone.


Sir Gerry Grimstone #13 - What is the secret to merging two separate entities?

The importance of forging a single culture is emphasised by Sir Gerry Grimstone in this final edition of his Masterclass.


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