Boardroom Culture Under Scrutiny

Corporate watchdog Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is trialing sending a psychologist into the boardrooms of top ASX20 companies to observe corporate behaviour. The program has been met with mixed feedback with directors voicing concerns about the regulatory intervention into boardroom meetings. Elizabeth Arzadon from Kiel Advisory Group has been engaged by ASIC to […]

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Reflections, My Advice to Graduates

I was recently invited to be the guest speaker at the University of Western Australia’s Arts Awards Night, a rather daunting task of inspiring Arts graduates with an example of one students journey through life and what can be achieved on the back of a good education. It was a wonderful evening and there were […]

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Nobody Wants a ‘Nobody’ on Their Board

When you’re embarking on your board career, starting your journey to search for roles, approaching people about board positions, go for interviews, it’s important that you understand what’s the paradigm that you’re operating in. What are the rules of the game? By understanding what is really going on throughout the board recruitment process, then you […]

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What does the Royal Commission mean for Board Directors?

The final report for the Royal Commission has landed and the commentary is running on overdrive as the government, opposition, the banks and key industry players put their spin on the results. I use the word ‘spin’ deliberately, as it seems to me that the PR teams are carefully crafting the key messaging around the […]

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So Many Networking Events, So Little Time

If you are looking to network for maximum impact you are going to want to connect with Chairman, Board Directors, and the key influencers who recommend board director candidates which can include lawyers, accountants, partners in private equity, venture capital and advisory firms, as well as corporate headhunters. The vast majority of board search assignments […]

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