Top Tips for managing the board meeting cycle

Top Tips for managing the board meeting cycle

One of the key governance responsibilities of the Chair and CEO is to manage the process leading up to the board meeting and the actions subsequently agreed. Establishing a governance cadence not only helps the board examine matters that move the company forward, but...
Todd Foundation

Todd Foundation

Christina and Valerie are two members of a small team responsible for collating and delivering the board packs before each meeting to the Todd Foundation’s eight trustees, who are located between Auckland, Wellington, down to the West Coast and Dunedin. Prior to...
Board Members Need to Lead the Way

Board Members Need to Lead the Way

For organisations to thrive it is important for board members to clearly articulate expectations to management with a shared lexicon on what success constitutes. The boards role is to at minimum sign off on strategy. It is management’s role to buy into the agreed...
Avoiding the CEO Dominating the Board

Avoiding the CEO Dominating the Board

What happens when the executive leader overreaches into the domain of the board? E.g. when the CEO is pushy or obstructive where the directors feel they are not being heard. Here are signs of board capture, tips on what to do if this is the case, and advice on how to...
The Argument for Board Software

The Argument for Board Software

IN FOCUS Online tools focused on organisational governance work have grown dramatically in the last 5 years. This category is known as “board software or board portals”(the terms are interchangeable). Board Software enables board directors and key staff members to...