CEO in a board meeting

5 May, 2021

The post-Covid recovery demands ‘context-conscious’ leadership

Context is an often overlooked but crucial issue affecting leadership decision-making at all levels. And in a post-Covid world where the leadership focus is organisational reconstruction rather than r...
SIngle red chair in a white boardroom

27 April, 2021

Change in audit committee chairs ‘sees audit fees rise and quality fall’

With audit and auditors under intense scrutiny in numerous places it was only a matter of time before audit committee chairs saw their share of attention. And so they have. When Svenja Hillebrandt ...
Businessman surrounded by news reporters

1 April, 2021

What scandal is waiting to be exposed at your company?

If you are like most people, you regularly peruse the Wall Street Journal, taking in the reports about market trends, investor activities and/or political moves that could impact your company...
Superhero CEO overlooking the city

23 March, 2021

Do we overestimate the impact of CEOs on company performance?

Do CEOs really affect company performance? Many would argue that they don’t, and that companies would get along just fine without the intervention of a high-flying, exhorbitantly paid chief executiv...
CEO looking out of office window

24 February, 2021

Hampton-Alexander report highlights lack of women on executive teams

The latest report from the Hampton-Alexander Review on the progress of women in UK boardrooms—with targets happily reached and exceeded—offers much to celebrate. But there is no mistaking its note...
Megaphone on green background

12 February, 2021

Six key areas of brand activism—and how your company can speak out

On 6 January 2021 the world watched with horror at the storming of the US Capitol. Some were shocked, others angered, and many felt disbelief this was actually happening on the soil of the world's mos...
CEO leading a business transformation programme

12 February, 2021

What boards need to know about business transformation

Transformation was already high on the board agenda prior to Covid-19, but its importance is growing as boards and executive teams wrestle with how the post-pandemic economy will shape up. As a board ...
Local area map with location pin

12 January, 2021

Local CEOs ‘spend more on CSR in their communities’

There is much discussion of why some chief executives do corporate social responsibility (CSR) well and others poorly. New research suggests one big factor may be whether corporate leaders are operati...
Red plane taking a different direction

9 December, 2020

Creativity in a crisis: finding a route to recovery through innovation

The pandemic has wrought much damage on the economy. Some businesses have perished and others will survive, likely through cutting costs. But there are those that will prosper in the recovery through ...
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...