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...
4 Tips for Chairing in a High Functioning Board

4 Tips for Chairing in a High Functioning Board

The performance of the Chair is often central to the success of a business. The Chair summons the collective board thinking of the board. The board works with the CE and signs off on the strategy. The board monitors and supports the CEO and management as it executes...
From Good to Great as a Board Member

From Good to Great as a Board Member

A chairman I know recently tabled the following advice from the IoD to set the tone for refreshing a board. “A board that truly adds value is not just a group of high performing individuals. A good board is a balanced team with complementary skill sets and a culture...
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...
How to Run an Effective Board Meeting

How to Run an Effective Board Meeting

Senior executives and governors are busy people by nature. As the adage goes ‘if you want something done – give it to a busy person’. However, there are ways to make this easier for everyone and having a strong board meeting process is central to that. Here are 4...
How Often and For How Long Should Our Board Meet?

How Often and For How Long Should Our Board Meet?

The ideal frequency and duration of board meetings is a vexing question. The answer depends on a combination of the maturity of the Organisation, the level of change in the business / market, and the confidence within the governance team to ‘steer the waka’ forward at...