Winters Always Come – Jim Rohn

Despite calls for calm, the sad reality is that there is a tsunami of unemployment about to wash across Australia, the likes of which we have never seen before. Last week the phone went into melt-down. A senior executive who had joined an up-start business with significant family office backing had been given two options. […]

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Action – The Missing Ingredient

This has been an interesting year in my board mentoring practice. Reviewing the calendar for 2019 I have chalked up an unprecedented number of one-on-one mentoring sessions. If I told you the number of actual sessions I have conducted you probably wouldn’t believe me, we run a pretty significant operation here at Director Institute and […]

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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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Good Manners Count: Put Your Manners Back In!

An often overlooked aspect in a modern fast-moving professional world, is the idea of good manners. They are essential as a guide for day-to-day interactions not only in a standard office environment, but even as an aspiring or experienced board director candidate during business interactions. Remember if you are aspiring to serve on boards which […]

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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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