Is your board fit for purpose?

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.

Awareness and leadership

To drive meaningful change, it is essential that leaders have broad awareness and be willing to admit that the status quo does not work. If a leader cannot bring him/herself to admit to being aware of the the very obvious visible to all around us, should they really be leading anything?

The importance of being prepared redux

The theme "be prepared" recurs in so many areas in life, I keep expecting to see it in action. And every once in a while there are some stellar examples of preparation winning the day even if at great cost to the other side that believes in "winging it".

How Women Decide

How Women Decide, by Therese Huston, is provocatively titled and an easy read, backed by substantial research, listed in the 53 page of references. The book has six chapters each dealing with themes that surface when women's decision-making is discussed, namely women's intuition, decisiveness, attitudes to risk, confidence, decisions under stress, and unusually, watching others make poor … Continue reading How Women Decide