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Lions and Eagles

Lions and Eagles

This time, I turn to the positive behaviours of the lion and the eagle. These have been highlighted in the writings of the late Dr Myles Munroe. Let’s consider the lion first. We call him the king of the jungle, but why is that? He’s more often found in forests than in jungles and he’s

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How can you plan for the new normal?

How can you plan for the new normal?

Remote working, flexible working and virtual meetings have become the major feature of working in lockdown for most businesses and organisations – not through choice but driven by necessity. The loss of face-to-face interactions has been difficult, and there was little time to plan, but it’s...
29 May 2020
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Governing in a crisis

Governing in a crisis

Hindsight is a wonderful thing for telling us what we COULD have done when we were in the middle of a crisis. But what do we, as business leaders, do right NOW during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that our businesses survive? Surrounded by uncertainty, how do we plan for the future and decide on w...
30 April 2020
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Five steps to the Golden Thread

Five steps to the Golden Thread

Imagine that you are holding a glittering golden thread between your fingers; it’s precious, valuable, flexible but also fragile. I am going to explain why I believe a golden thread is essential to hold together the purpose, values, strategy and culture (PVS-C) of an organisation – the subject o...
06 April 2020
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PVS-C

PVS-C

Last month I took an in-depth look at strategy, one of the most important words that a board member needs to consider. This month I want to examine how your organisation’s purpose, vision and strategy need to align and how that enables us to define our culture, which is what really drives success....
28 February 2020
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PVSC – Purpose, Value, Strategy, Culture

PVSC – Purpose, Value, Strategy, Culture

The National Housing Federation announced today their first stage of consultation around the NatFed Code as it is affectionately known. As I think about codes one of the important functions of a code is to get the core principles right, this consultation then will focus on what the fundamental princ...
31 January 2020
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Assurance Across Sectors

Assurance Across Sectors

After a day of meetings in the capital city, I start to make the train journey back home and I’m thinking about how interesting it would be to do a study about what different sectors do to get assurance. I’m of course referring to assurance about an organisation’s governance or more specifical...
31 December 2019
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