Brexit, EU, Union Jack, flags

5 April, 2019

Boardroom lessons from Brexit

'The common good is of paramount importance' Marie-Louise Clayton Leadership? Headless chickens? Or, herding cats? Brexit has produced “Bercowesque”, my newly coined adjectiv...
Carlos Ghosn

29 March, 2019

Nissan’s governance report is a warning for all boards

Just 20 minutes. That’s the time Carlos Ghosn allegedly allowed for each board meeting when he was heading Nissan. Whatever the facts surrounding Ghosn’s guilt or innocence of the charges he no...
Elon Musk

14 March, 2019

How should a board manage a maverick CEO?

How do you solve a problem like Elon Musk? The impulsive chief executive of Tesla seems rarely out of the news. But it’...
documents, business papers, board packs, board papers

14 February, 2019

How information overload can threaten board effectiveness

The composition of boards, their agenda and processes for decision-making are critical to ensuring boards discharge their responsibilities. But the quality of their decision-making is critically depen...
boardroom, board executives

14 February, 2019

Establishing vision and values in financial services

The global financial crisis had at its heart a failure of governance and oversight. Controls were ineffective, non-executives did not challenge and relationships broke down with regulators. Boards ...
ESG, environment, sustainability

14 February, 2019

Why integrating ESG is the key to sustainable business

Many of the world’s leading companies have ESG policies embedded within their operations. Some, like Unilever, place their credentials at the forefront of their corporate identity; others may not se...
City of London, financial, banking

14 February, 2019

A new culture of compliance in a complex environment

Both banking and insurance sectors have experienced a stream of new regulations over the past decade. Much of it stems from the global financial crisis and centres on capital stability in the shape of...
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...