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’...
Secret Ned

29 January, 2019

Secret Ned: The long (long) list

FINALLY AN EXCITING task for the new non-exec, one he/she can truly contribute to: Finding a new chair. After an exhausting beauty parade of various top headhunters, one is appointed, and a detaile...
board directors

17 January, 2019

Separation of powers makes for healthy board dynamics

Having the right structure at the top of a company is crucial for its success. We at Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) think that when a single person is tasked with exercising manageme...
Norges Bank

31 October, 2018

Norges Bank declares opposition to combined CEO-chairs

Ever wondered whether your board had the right people in the right roles and committing the right amount of time? Norges Bank, Norway’s investment vehicle for the country’s oil wealth, has weighed...
boardroom success, board skills

9 October, 2018

Harnessing conflict for boardroom success

Having reviewed the operations of thousands of organisations in more than 34 countries, our ongoing research indicates that organisational stewardship of boards has dropped to staggering...
leadership

5 October, 2018

Tomorrow’s leadership, today: nurturing future leaders

If you want the best board in town, look for inspiration to Broadway, home to the world’s greatest musicals, such as Hello Dolly, Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I, South Pacific and...
Leadership, success, achievement, team work

28 September, 2018

Resilient leadership: how leaders can survive trauma

Being resilient is not a clean concept, it is a result. Possessing a strong Resilience Quotient, or RQ, means having the ability to work through and survive a traumatic event, as well being able to fa...
Elon Musk

17 September, 2018

Tale of Tesla’s Elon Musk is a ‘sadly familiar story’

There has been a long history of dominant, sometimes idiosyncratic and often irascible CEOs. They will court controversy—which can be directly related to the business’s strategy and operations,...
TSB

10 September, 2018

When an IT failure should mean ‘goodbye’ for a CEO

In August 2017, container shipping company Maersk was hit by a cyber-attack linked to NotPetya ransomware. The attack, which crippled the company and reportedly caused ships to be kept at sea, cost $3...