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Governance

Corporate governance, board intervention, non-executive directors

Board intervention

Corporate governance and the proactive board

When should boards take a more proactive approach to governance and strategic decision-making? Research shows that non-executives needn't wait for a crisis to intervene.[...]
comply or explain, corporate governance code

UK corporate governance code

Let’s keep ‘comply-or-explain’ in corporate governance burning bright

The UK’s comply-or-explain system of corporate governance, introduced in 1992, has been widely admired and imitated, but it's not without its critics; there is room for[...]
business ethics

Ethics & leadership

Personal moral values key to ethical corporate governance

Moral values are so important for company directors they should be given equal weighting in selection procedures, while ethical competency should be a key performance ind[...]

Strategy

organisational politics

Organisational politics

Organisational politics can be an asset to strategy execution

Identifying the types of political behaviour in your organisation is the first step to using it for positive change, says Michael Jarrett.[...]
family, succession

Succession planning

Five challenges that could derail a succession plan

Many family businesses in China are still controlled by their original founders, and yet research shows that only 22% have succession plans in place. To ensure longevity,[...]
digital strategy, business strategy, technology

Digital strategy

Why every business needs a digital strategy

Technology is an increasingly crucial element of business models. Nick Elverston and Amanda Hale of law firm Ashurst explore key questions when preparing a digital strate[...]

Risk

Diversity & risk

Does gender diversity affect a company’s risk management?

Do female board directors have less appetite for risk? Recent research attempted to reveal whether there is a link between gender in the boardroom and measures of risk.[...]
data security

Data security

Boardrooms should heed new frontiers in personal data security

Personal data security is increasingly important, but many companies may not be ready to comply with tougher data protection laws.[...]
communication technology

Communication technology

Technology key to secure boardroom communication

A communications gap in the boardroom will only get wider unless members embrace new technology, says Blake Stephenson, Nasdaq Corporate Solutions.[...]

Ethics

corporate culture, ethics

Culture

Corporate culture: five questions for the boardroom

Responsibility for safeguarding corporate culture falls with board directors, but how can that be done effectively? A good start would be to ask yourselves the following [...]
business ethics

Ethics & leadership

Personal moral values key to ethical corporate governance

Moral values are so important for company directors they should be given equal weighting in selection procedures, while ethical competency should be a key performance ind[...]
whistle-blowing, business ethics

Whistleblowing

Speak up: how to encourage whistleblowing in your organisation

Corporate malpractice is damaging to a company and its reputation, but many employees are unaware of whistleblowing procedures, or they fear retaliation if they do speak [...]

Board Expertise

boardroom executives, boardroom conflict, board members

Skills

Research reveals route to resolving boardroom tension and conflict

A new report shows that while "tension" between board members is viewed as a healthy addition to discussion, "conflict" can be disruptive and best dealt with outside the [...]
digital communication, digital leadership

Leadership

Eleven leadership guidelines for the digital age

The old ways of running a company won’t cut it in a digital world, argue Liri Andersson and Ludo Van der Heyden of INSEAD.[...]
diversity

Leadership

Three crucial advantages of multicultural management teams

International experience and insight matter far more than what it says on your passport.[...]
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