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The Governance Framework

I have previously written about governance failures including Carillion (construction), Grenfell Tower tragedy (housing), Kids Company (charity), deaths at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust (health), the Cosmopolitan Housing Group, the Co-operative Bank (banking), British Home Stores (retail) among others, yet here we are again witnessing another, high profile and arguably predictable failure.   How do regulators,

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Staying Connected to your Role on the Board

Staying Connected to your Role on the Board

Happy New Year! I thought that the first blog of 2018 would be a little different giving you to feel from graduates of the Effective Board Member Programme. Today we hosted our first EBM Connect event which offered graduates of the EBM Programme for footballers and those working in the sport (On The...
31 January 2018
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The Governor’s Year in Review (2017)

It’s that time of year where we reflect, plan and prepare in anticipation of what we will achieve in business and personally over the next 12 months.
30 December 2017
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Power and Influence in the Boardroom

Have you ever been in a meeting and found that your contributions are overlooked or ignored and you don’t seem to be able to get your point of view across? Have you found that in certain environments you can sometimes struggle to get your voice heard? Even worse than not being heard is when you fi...
29 November 2017
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How to… Appraise the Chair

This month’s blog is part of The Governor’s ‘How To Series.’ The series covers a range of topics which offer brief practical guidance on some of the issues that I normally explore from a more theoretical perspective. In doing so, I hope to ensure that my blogs don’t just keep you up to dat...
31 October 2017
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Corporate Reforms and Board Behaviour

The watering down of suggested reforms to how companies are run has been the focus of attention recently, especially in relation to boardroom pay. This month’s blog will reflect on why it is such a timely and important debate.
02 October 2017
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Positive Change for our Boardrooms – Forever

I want to introduce you to four unique participants who have recently attended some of my Effective Board Member (EBM) Programme sessions. These participants demonstrate some dysfunctional behaviours that you may have come across in boardrooms or in senior management meetings. Animal traits are an e...
29 August 2017
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