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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Boardroom Governance in a VUCA world

People leave managers, not organisations. Talent stays with the company that offers great leadership and a sense of belonging. People want to be engaged and developed and feel that they are part of something that is meaningful on many different levels. In the Harvard Business Review article, What Makes a Leader, Daniel Goleman discusses his research […]

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The Role of Board Leadership

A good board fit happens when you find a position that matches your values, skills, time required, availability and interests. With a good fit, you can have a productive and fulfilling board experience. There are different types of boards, different organisational structures, and wide variances in compensation, from zero to significant. As you start to […]

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