Boards have appointed a greater number of women, non-nationals and candidates with an advanced degree or MBA during the past year.
A chair’s real skill lies in their ability to engage with and earn the respect of the board without having to overtly exercise power.
Investigation concludes the relationship between the Rio Tinto board and CEO was a key factor in the Juukan Gorge scandal.
Executives and non-executives from a range of backgrounds met to gauge boardroom tech skills, board culture and adapting to the pandemic.
Calm, clear, decisive, empathetic, motivational and realistic leadership will be required—and we will all be judged on how we step up.
Boards need to learn to look inward and harness “positive tension” to avoid becoming dysfunctional during a crisis.
Before you accept the nomination, conduct an informal audit to ensure you understand the board dynamics, your responsibilities and how you can add value.
The founder of organic farm and veg box delivery firm Riverford, Guy Singh-Watson, explains what’s wrong with “testosterone-fuelled boards”, and why he believes in employee ownership and a purpose beyond profit.
One of the most frequent mistakes boards make is failing to realise the importance of culture, but it isn’t the only pitfall.
A succession of scandals across the world has given every indication that there is a crisis in corporate culture. So what do we do to fix the problem?