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...
executive onboarding, Fidelio

18 May, 2018

A practical guide to executive onboarding

In a time of rapid change it is clear that boards need diverse skills and profiles in order to maintain a competitive advantage. The same is true at executive committee level. The speed of change has ...
Telecom Italia

23 March, 2018

Telecom Italia executives quit, as investor Elliott calls move ‘stalling’

A slew of board members have quit Telecom Italia, including executive chairman and Vivendi CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine (pictured), in what is seen as an attempt to block activist investor Elliott Adviso...
Larry Fink, BlackRock

19 March, 2018

BlackRock reveals more details on its engagement priorities

BlackRock, the world's largest investor, has attempted to put flesh on the bones of its CEO's statement in January about the topics it expects to prioritise for engagement this year. In a
Magnet, shareholders, stakeholders

12 February, 2018

A very strategic engagement: stakeholders and long-term value

Everyone is talking about them, but who or what are they? The term “stakeholder” is a catch-all shorthand for all those who can in any way affect, or be affected by, the fortunes and...
Brainloop, board communication, board packs

7 February, 2018

How good board communication can mitigate risk

As corporate scandals continue to emerge, company boards are increasingly in the spotlight about their knowledge, understanding and decision-making processes when dealing with problems in the business...
Information gap, jigsaw bridge

5 October, 2017

Information asymmetry is good for effective boards

Why do most boards work well, notwithstanding the information gap between managers and non-executive directors? Information asymmetry—the difference between the company-specific information avail...
Leadership

5 October, 2017

Non-executives and setting the right tone at the top

What is tone at the top, and what does it mean for the role of non-executive directors? A survey by one leading consultancy has shown that: A resounding agreement from our respondents ...
boardroom

21 September, 2017

Twelve questions to determine board effectiveness

In many countries, boards of directors (particularly those of large organisations) have functioned too long as black boxes. Directors’ focus has often—and understandably so—been...
Red Arrows, high-performing teams, board performance, board effectiveness, teamwork, PLC board performance

10 August, 2017

View from the chair: Kieran Moynihan on PE versus PLC board performance

When non-executive directors, chairmen, executives and investors are asked to identify high-performance boards that they have either sat on or engaged with, they inevitably point to private equity (PE...