Bully in the boardroom

Board directors and chairs should take bullying seriously; it can hamper an organisation's ability to perform and their own ability to fulfil their statutory and fiduciary duties.
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Cyber risk heads out of boardrooms

The multi-headed hydra of cyber security is now a national security problem. Bits of that hydra are out of the boardroom but the bits that remain in the boardroom continue to need vigilance and and an understanding of risk controls.
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Managing conflicts of interest

Identifying and managing conflicts of interest, both professional and personal, is one of the key challenges for board and committee chairs, so they can ensure directors properly discharge their duty of care towards the organisations they oversee.
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Banking On It

This well-written modern business memoir tells the story of a spunky founder who, against numerous odds stacked against her, created a challenger bank in the UK.
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Refreshing the Board

Board refreshes cannot always be fully planned but they provide an opportunity for boards to renew their purpose, their culture, their skills for a positive impact on the organisations they oversee.
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How do you solve a problem called Inclusion?

Finding a solution is hugely dependent on defining the problem and its scope correctly. By defining D&I as a bounded problem, many approaches falter at the first step.
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Talent risks and the board

Talent should be on the board agenda because bad hiring practices demotivate and cause attrition, as well as damage equity and diversity in an organisation.
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On Chairing

There is no way to learn the practice of governance except from experience -- that of others and that of one's own the latter of which is likely to be just a compendium of bloopers made.
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Risk conversations 2021

With the lessons of 2020 to guide us, boards need to change their risk conversations and their strategic priorities for 2021.
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On Board

A readable treatise on the practice of governance, which, although focused on the arts, culture and education, is more broadly relevant.
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