Governance

Four Characteristics of an Effective Board

Four Characteristics of an Effective Board

Carissa DuenasMarch 4, 2021

It is no secret: an effective board of directors is critical to the success of any organisation. Clear, strategic and focussed leadership that meets (or exceeds) the expectations of shareholders…

Communicating in Times of Crisis: What Boards Need to Do

Communicating in Times of Crisis: What Boards Need to Do

Carissa DuenasNovember 11, 2020

Whether dealing with a controversy or an emergency, such as a global pandemic, the board bears the responsibility of leading their organisation through the crisis. That will not be possible…

Best Practices for Post COVID-19 Board Meetings

Best Practices for Post COVID-19 Board Meetings

Alan HewittSeptember 2, 2020

We previously published a blog article entitled “How Will Boards Cope With the Changing Business Landscape?” and it opened with the following: “As Bob Dylan sang in 1964: “The Times…

5 Reasons Why Nonprofit Boards Need A Board Portal Solution

5 Reasons Why Nonprofit Boards Need A Board Portal Solution

Carissa DuenasAugust 10, 2020

The fundamental difference between leading a for-profit organisation and that of a non-profit organisation can be distilled in this sentence: For-profit boards seek to create and enhance shareholder value, while…

Boards and the Adoption of Remote Working Practices

Boards and the Adoption of Remote Working Practices

Alan HewittJuly 29, 2020

Around the world, certainly in Europe, business and social lives are starting to have a semblance of normalcy. But there is still a long way to go, and there is…

How Will Boards Cope With the Changing Business Landscape?

How Will Boards Cope With the Changing Business Landscape?

Alan HewittJuly 13, 2020

“The Times They Are a-Changin’” As Bob Dylan sang in 1964: “The Times They Are a-Changin’” Those words, more than ever, ring true. Every aspect of our businesses and lives…

Shaping and Creating the New Normal for Boards Post COVID-19

Shaping and Creating the New Normal for Boards Post COVID-19

Alan HewittMay 13, 2020

I’ve been encountering the phrase “New Normal” on a daily basis – especially as we enter our 3rd or 4th month of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of the changes in…

Elevate Your Board’s Engagement Level [Infographic]

Elevate Your Board’s Engagement Level [Infographic]

PraxonomyApril 8, 2020

Do any of these resonate with you? Poorly attended board meetings? Unclear role expectations?  Passive participation from directors? If so, then it may be time to assess your Board’s engagement…

COVID-19, Global Warming and Board Meetings

COVID-19, Global Warming and Board Meetings

Alan HewittApril 1, 2020

I am sitting here at my desk at home, into the second week of an effective lockdown in the UK. It makes me think about the effects that the COVID-19…

ESG Matters: Why The Board Needs To Be Involved

ESG Matters: Why The Board Needs To Be Involved

Carissa DuenasMarch 24, 2020

ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) continues to be a hot acronym and trending topic for boards and organisations. But there still is some confusion as to what it is and…

Book Review: A Leader’s Guide To Cybersecurity

Book Review: A Leader’s Guide To Cybersecurity

Jay ShawFebruary 18, 2020

A Leader’s Guide to Cybersecurity – Why Boards Need to Lead – And How To Do It By Thomas J. Parenty and Jack J. Domet Harvard Business Review Press |…

The Impact of Board Diversity on Company Performance

The Impact of Board Diversity on Company Performance

Carissa DuenasFebruary 11, 2020

The relationship between diversity in the workplace and corporate performance has been put under an empirical microscope for quite some time. Multiple studies have shown that the positive correlation between…

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