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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Boardroom Culture Under Scrutiny

Corporate watchdog Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is trialing sending a psychologist into the boardrooms of top ASX20 companies to observe corporate behaviour. The program has been met with mixed feedback with directors voicing concerns about the regulatory intervention into boardroom meetings. Elizabeth Arzadon from Kiel Advisory Group has been engaged by ASIC to […]

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Reflections, My Advice to Graduates

I was recently invited to be the guest speaker at the University of Western Australia’s Arts Awards Night, a rather daunting task of inspiring Arts graduates with an example of one students journey through life and what can be achieved on the back of a good education. It was a wonderful evening and there were […]

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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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