Dealing with Challenges on Start-Up Boards

A board of directors or advisory board is an essential requirement for every start-up company especially if there is an injection of investor funds. Many responsibilities and functions are expected from a board. The vast majority of start-up companies have boards but often in the rush to keep investors happy, not enough attention is paid […]

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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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Success to Significance: Advantages of Serving on a Board

Not everyone has the opportunity to serve on the board of large multi-national companies or publicly traded firms but that does not mean that you cannot reap the benefits which serving in a board provides for your career. Non-Profit organisations, trade associations and other smaller companies are usually a good place to start and they […]

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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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