fracture points in broken pot repaired with gold

19 June, 2020

Governance after the pandemic requires a stewardship approach

With lockdown now entering its fourth month, the deep longing for a return to normal is understandable as social distancing requirements continue to actively restrain the world’s economic recovery. ...
Woman signing up for remote learning on laptop

21 April, 2020

Remote possibilities: can you really learn leadership online?

After a key conference I was set to travel to was cancelled by the Covid-19 crisis I was persuaded to register for its alternative, an online "improving your decision-making" webinar. The promise o...
board tension

24 March, 2020

Boards must harness tension to succeed in a time of disruption

Research from international head hunting firm, Odgers Berndtson, reveals that only 15% of executives believe
Volkswagen, organisational reputation

5 February, 2020

How boards can learn to talk about ‘unspeakable’ issues

Organisational reputation is an increasingly critical issue for boards to consider and is certainly on a par with overseeing product quality and service delivery. Volkswagen Group is a useful case ...
2020 sign

2 January, 2020

Key trends in corporate governance for 2020

'The government needs to push through key business reforms' Roger Barker, head of corporate governance at the
revolutionary fist graffiti on wall representing social justice

6 November, 2019

When fighting social injustice clashes with shareholder demands

The idea that business leaders are unsympathetic to social, political and economic concerns is largely a myth. Indeed, many leaders care deeply about such issues, but the reality is that society’s d...
Leadership, success, achievement, team work

28 September, 2018

Resilient leadership: how leaders can survive trauma

Being resilient is not a clean concept, it is a result. Possessing a strong Resilience Quotient, or RQ, means having the ability to work through and survive a traumatic event, as well being able to fa...
chemistry, testosterone, hormone replacement therapy, hrt

21 September, 2018

The chemistry of leadership: can hormone replacement therapy help?

Stress is one of the most prevalent burdens of modern-day life and has become particularly common in large and complex organisations. For many in senior positions executive stress is increasingly impa...
leadership skills, intelligence

13 February, 2018

The Five Qs – a recipe for effective leadership

Global business has become increasingly complex, and everyday interactions are often characterised by a lack of harmony as individuals relentlessly pursue their own agendas, often for good reason. ...
boardroom, conference, corporate governance

24 July, 2017

Governance: collective wisdom applied to complex uncertainty

When the Stronger Governance Better Boards theme of ICSA: The Governance Institute’s 2017 annual conference in London was chosen late last year, Article 50 had not yet been triggered, the p...