Boards and Liminality

Boards are in a liminal space as growing complexity necessitates different governance structures, different people, and frequent self-reviews for relevance.
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Advice for Silver Linings (Competition) Playbook

Enabling ageing populations to contribute and providing sustainable care to those who need it, when and where they need it are both complex challenges. Not all neat and plausible solutions need to be wrong. We at Silver Linings aim to unearth the solutions that are not so well-known.
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Reimagining Capitalism

The title is aspirational but the book seems mainly fit for a layperson, who is just getting started on the idea that capitalism in its current form is not serving broader society and needs reform.
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People and the perfect storm

The power balance between employers and potential and current employees is shifting. Boards and CEOs would do well to heed the risks arising.
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People, pandemic, and places of work

The pandemic has given us a chance to question why we work, where we work, how we work. This is our opportunity to create truly inclusive and enabling organisational cultures.
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Blowing the bloody doors off

True inclusion disrupts the “self preservation society” of the status quo on boards and in executive suites. To make it a reality, we need to “get a bloomin’ move on!”.
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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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