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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Now for something completely different

To go beyond tokenism on "difference" or "diversity", we need to practise governance differently. Starting with how we recruit board directors. And how we report on our intent, action, and progress for diversity.
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Finance: Innovating to 2030

Finance in 2030 will be shaped by politics, the self-directed consumer, and the churn among nation-states, big-tech and civil society at large.
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Inclusion on the board agenda

Boards can learn from Greg Clarke's resignation from the FA and ask themselves whether inclusion and antiracism are truly on their organisational agenda.
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Risk communication and public health

If we take a cue from HIV/ AIDS, and learn to live with Covid19, the practice of prevention and regular testing could help us rebuild our economies and societies.
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