How to Inspire Others in a Board?

Oftentimes, board meetings can be monotonous and can get boring when members are made to go through the motions every time. Board members can feel from time to time that they would rather be elsewhere than sit through many hours of mind-numbing discussions. It is really unfortunate that board members who are the most effective […]

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In Camera: Should a Board Record?

It is quite common for board members to meet in the absence of management and they may want to have a detailed record of the meeting. The question, however, remains to ‘record’ or ‘not to record’, as this may have legal issues and create a conflict of interest or duty on some board members present […]

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How Many Board Appointments Should You Take On?

According to studies conducted by the Henley Business School, the maximum number of board appointments that should be taken up by an individual should not exceed 4. In most countries of the world, 3 to 4 is the maximum number of boards one can be appointed to. This is to ensure that you can properly […]

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Directors & Officers Insurance – Not a Silver Bullet

Many aspiring board directors that I meet with have a general misconception that they have no personal liability for corporate actions. Most companies are protected by Public Liability and other forms of business insurance. However, the officers within these organisations are not protected. Director & Officers insurance protects the directors and officers when they are […]

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Are Independent Board Directors Doing More Harm than Good?

Contrary to board compositions in the past, independent directors have been increasingly hailed as the solution for better returns in the case of shareholders. However, research is inconclusive in this regard, and harks back to studies conducted in the 1980’s, which observed that independent directors would act as a system of checks and balances for […]

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