The Secret Ned
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2 September, 2022The Secret NED: whistleblowing and the board
Formal whistleblowing means trouble, not only for the obvious reason, but because it shows the organisation failed to address valid concerns.
8 February, 2022The Secret NED: if your board has problems, don’t be a hero
Even the best non-executives shouldn’t presume they can solve all the board’s difficulties, especially those symptomatic of wider issues.
5 May, 2021The Secret NED: board compliance matters, even on the little things
Ensuring the right things are done while not being overly fussy is a tricky balance. But relaxing one’s guard can also be the wrong approach.
21 December, 2020The Secret NED: a non-executive is not just for Christmas
When it comes to the selection of non-executives don’t be dazzled by shiny baubles: a highly sought-after NED may not be the most reliable choice.
18 November, 2020The Secret NED: Clinton, company email and a confidentiality dilemma
I’ve been using my private email for company business. Will there be calls to “lock me up”—even if I’m actually protecting my best interests?