In this episode, Sarah Meyerrose, CEO, President & Board Member, Civic Bank & Trust, first asks how a CEO can ensure that his or her relationship starts off on the right foot and has the chance to be successful. Meyerrose shares her advice around board & CEO communications and the challenge of balancing all the egos in the room, including that of the CEO and outside chairman of the board or lead director. It’s critical that CEOs and board of directors get off on the right foot to foster the best relations.

As the former national leader of the InterOrganization Network (ION), Meyerrose also discusses her opinions on board diversity and several other corporate governance issues. She closes the show by reviewing her concerns about over-regulation and shareholder activism.