Denmark: Attentive Master of the Boardroom

  • Steen Buchreitz JensenEmail author
  • Stanislav Shekshnia


This chapter demonstrates that in Denmark board leaders operate as facilitators, striving for harmony and consensus—and effectiveness at the same time. They are informal, candid and accessible. They encourage everyone to speak their minds with vigour and determination, are not afraid of conflicting views and deal with disagreements in a proactive way. Board chairs work proactively with all stakeholders and, most importantly, shareholders, yet fiercely protect their independence and authority over board matters.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Scandinavian Executive InstituteKoldingDenmark
  2. 2.INSEADFontainebleauFrance

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