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Avoiding Unforced Errors in the Boardroom

Avoiding Unforced Errors in the Boardroom

I first heard the term ‘unforced error’ when I was watching my son playing football. A close friend of mine, a former professional player, said that my son hadn’t needed to make a pass that was intercepted by a defender and that it was an unforced error. The concept fascinated me and for then on,

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The Governance Framework

The Governance Framework

The latest example of corporate governance failure to start the New Year was the announcement on the 23rd January 2019 that café chain Patisserie Valerie has collapsed into administration after revealing last year a possible £40 million fraud. This has resulted in 3000 jobs being put at risk and a...
30 January 2019
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The Governor’s Year in Review (2018)

The Governor’s Year in Review (2018)

Governance has been up front and centre in 2018 with high profile failures such as Carillion continuing to appear in the headlines months after the news first broke. Even as this blog is penned (well typed!), there is on going criminal proceedings being taken against former Nissan Chairman Carlos Gh...
29 December 2018
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Technology – the Future Boardroom

Technology – the Future Boardroom

I recently wrote this article (titled utilising Technology in their publication) for ICSA  – The Governance Institute exploring the future of technology in the boardroom. For those of you who don’t know, The Association of Corporate Governance Practitioners (ACGP) the organisation I am a founde...
27 November 2018
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Structuring your Board Agenda

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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