Questions, question mark

5 May, 2020

Forget perfect: how to make decisions during uncertain times

Even before Covid-19 we were living in a period of high uncertainty and volatility. Every sector of our economy was, arguably, being disrupted by technological change and/or by cross-border competitio...
technology for virtual board meetings

22 April, 2020

Stream team: how to make your virtual board meetings a success

Helen Moulinos is the newly appointed chief executive of the national advocacy charity POhWER. Apart from the challenge ...
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...
collaborative leadership

17 April, 2020

The role of the board in times of distress

The Covid-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on humanity at an unprecedented scale. Draconian measures governments are imposing in an attempt to “flatten the curve” have triggered a swift and massive e...
future, opportunity, risk management

1 April, 2020

Board leadership and culture will be a differentiator in this crisis

There has never been a more testing time for boards. Covid-19 feels like SARs, 9-11 and the financial crisis all rolled into one. The existential threat to businesses and, more importantly, to our col...
boardroom

30 January, 2020

EcoDa: Stakeholder model should not turn boards into “bargaining bodies”

A body representing business directors across Europe has called for a more nuanced viewed of “stakeholder” business models saying boards should not be forced into becoming “bargaining bodies” ...
McDonald's sign

22 November, 2019

McDonald’s upheaval is a stern reminder to CEOs about ethics

The board of directors of McDonald’s recently announced it was terminating the employment of CEO Stev...
Riverford founder Guy Singh-Watson

5 June, 2019

Cultivating trust in business: Guy Singh-Watson, Riverford

There can’t be too many corporate leaders around whose day can include boardroom meetings and an attempt to cull perennial weeds that threaten freshly planted trees. But that is Guy Singh-Watson, fo...
risk

14 September, 2017

Risk: Why boards need a collective mindset

Executive boards have a responsibility for good governance and responsible stewardship, yet persist in treating risk as a control function, not a decision-making process...
boardroom

14 January, 2017

Governance leaders to produce guidance on UK board decision-making

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