Women as CEOs, digital native children as designers of the world being eaten by software, work and AI, and ok, since we are all remote-working thanks to coronavirus, a reflection on the loneliness it may precipitate for some and some excellent hacks for getting it right all feature in this week’s picks.
Startup founders make some common mistakes when they seek to build boards and good governance for their companies. They are preventable and fixable.
A board’s most important task is to ask regularly if it is itself fit for purpose. That requires, above all, a deep sense of self-awareness and metacognition, a skillset no boards seem to be seeking actively in their search for new directors.
The lack of experience holding board-keen people back is a real challenge. Advising inexperienced board-keen people to try and become charity board directors is not the answer.
Ask a candidate why you should not hire them, and you get a lot more insight into their characters than all the preceding questions have given you.