Team climbing a mountain using collaborative leadership

3 December, 2020

Top companies report problems with CEO succession planning

Leadership succession has become an issue for FTSE 100 companies, with skills gaps on their boards—and technology the most widespread knowledge deficit. A survey conducted by consultancy New Stre...
Businessman chooses digital innovation

6 November, 2020

Digital expertise in the boardroom ‘improves company performance’

Are tech experts on boards a necessity? New research suggests companies may fare better with high-level digital knowledge around the boardroom table. Academics at the University of Westminster have...
Sign at protest after the death of George Floyd

4 November, 2020

Can business leaders be more effective human rights advocates?

Recent events have once again posed questions about the role of business in society, particularly when it comes to issues of systemic discrimination and inequality. Business speaking out on issues of ...
John Allan

8 October, 2020

Tesco’s John Allan on the role of non-executives at a time of crisis

In our latest Board Agenda podcast we interview John Allan, chair of Tesco's board and one of the UK’s foremost corporate leaders, for his insights on the role of non-executive directors, t...
sustainability committee, green boardroom

2 October, 2020

Board directors ‘lack specific sustainability knowledge’

The climate crisis means companies must become sustainable, but are their boardrooms up to the job? New research suggests many are not.
Boardroom meeting with diverse board members

13 July, 2020

Warning over boardroom composition as businesses adapt to Covid-19

The trials placed on governments, economies and societies by Covid-19 are far from over, but it’s already clear that the pandemic is forcing organisations—and boardrooms—to adapt. One realisatio...
board thinking creatively about strategy

10 July, 2020

Tech skills in the boardroom and the race for survival

In 2016 Russam published a paper that highlighted the lack of technology expertise and leadership around the boardroom tables of both large and small organisations outside of the technology sector. Th...
M&A, mergers and acquisitions

8 June, 2020

How failed M&A can destroy a director’s credibility

Big mergers and acquisitions (M&As) make their first splash in the headlines based on the huge price tags attached to them. “Abbvie acquires Allergan, $63bn”, “United Technologies acquires R...
a plant grows in dry, cracked earth

4 June, 2020

How to grow your resilience at a time of uncertainty

“My life has been full of terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened.” —Michel de Montaigne When confronted with a situation weighed with anxiety and ambiguity, like a pandem...
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...