Nobody Wants a ‘Nobody’ on Their Board

When you’re embarking on your board career, starting your journey to search for roles, approaching people about board positions, go for interviews, it’s important that you understand what’s the paradigm that you’re operating in. What are the rules of the game? By understanding what is really going on throughout the board recruitment process, then you […]

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So Many Networking Events, So Little Time

If you are looking to network for maximum impact you are going to want to connect with Chairman, Board Directors, and the key influencers who recommend board director candidates which can include lawyers, accountants, partners in private equity, venture capital and advisory firms, as well as corporate headhunters. The vast majority of board search assignments […]

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Boardroom Governance in a VUCA world

People leave managers, not organisations. Talent stays with the company that offers great leadership and a sense of belonging. People want to be engaged and developed and feel that they are part of something that is meaningful on many different levels. In the Harvard Business Review article, What Makes a Leader, Daniel Goleman discusses his research […]

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Private School Boards – What are the Pros and Cons?

I regularly get asked about whether its a good idea to join a school board. A private school board is one that is self-supporting and self-governing devoid of government interference, religious body, or other outside element. These schools are typically managed by a board of trustees and supported by endowments, donations, tuition and funding. Independence […]

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Family Owned Business – Are Board Appointments Too Hard?

Family owned businesses are very crucial to any economy. A family that owns a business totally understands how crucial the organisation’s success is to the owner’s prosperity and the generational wealth. Non-family executives that work at family-owned businesses aren’t oblivious to this fact. They are also made to understand that the success of the business […]

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