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Structuring your Board Agenda

Or, has as occasion passed where you knew a matter warranted a robust discussion but was mentioned only as a fleeting comment? The root of both of these examples can often be found in how the agenda has been structured.   The agenda is usually a one sided piece of A4 paper (of the electronic

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Structuring your Board Agenda

I recently delivered a board observation and review of board papers for a client and got into a really useful discussion about items on the agenda and decided that my next blog would cover some of the areas of that discussion. Thanks for the inspiration! Luckily for my readers, this became another e...
31 October 2018
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A New Code – The New Dawn for Workers and Diversity

A New Code – The New Dawn for Workers and Diversity

It has been widely researched that diverse boards perform better and there are further arguments that having employees on the board provides a broader perspective and a different viewpoint. In preparing a theme for this month’s blog, I have been reflecting on the recent revision of the UK Corporat...
30 September 2018
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Why Effectiveness is Important in the Boardroom

Why Effectiveness is Important in the Boardroom

The word effective is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as: “producing a decided, decisive, or desired effect.”As you know well by now, much of the work I undertake centres on the model of the ‘effective board member’ with the belief that effectiveness in the boardroom is so essential, I dev...
31 August 2018
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How to… Master Corporate Reporting

How to… Master Corporate Reporting

Annual reports are an easy way to inform your stakeholders of your performance and achievements over the last year. Often including a summary of financial information from your statutory accounts, historically, many annual reports are figure heavy with one or two summaries or photographs included. T...
31 July 2018
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High Performing Boards

High Performing Boards

“Every company should be headed by an effective board, it is collectively responsible for the success of the company.” UK Corporate Governance Code
26 June 2018
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The Appraisal Process

The Appraisal Process

Most codes of governance allude to the need for regular appraisal of the board; it’s committees and members. However, it can sometimes be a challenge for organisations to keep on top of their appraisal cycle, let alone engage board members, some of whom are volunteers and many of whom work at the ...
31 May 2018
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