The Dream Team Advisory Board

When you are starting out in business, you will recognise that it can be a very lonely experience. You may have a couple of key people that are your ‘go to’ resource for advice. It is quite common for business owners to reach out to a former colleague, mentor, maybe a family member or even their accountant. However, […]

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Why Board Directors Need to Have Skin in the Game

Warren Buffett is widely regarded as the most successful investor in the world at 85 years of age, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway with a personal net worth of $US66.9 billion (April 2016). He is most often referenced when the phrase “skin in the game” is mentioned due to his long standing views that board […]

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Hot Skills Are Required in the Boardroom

Traditionally the majority of board directors have come to the table with a very narrow skill set, usually focused on Accounting, Finance, Governance and Legal areas of expertise. Whilst important, boards are under increasing pressure to understand Business Strategy, Technology, Consumer Behaviour, Digital Strategy, Marketing and Human Resources. In the long term, I believe we […]

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Networking is Critical to Your Board Career

Business Networking at Director Institute Function There are many executives that would like to have a successful board career, however if you are not prepared to network with board directors, headhunters and the business advisors who recommend board members to their clients, then you are only ever going to have very limited success. Networking is […]

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