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Alison Gill

Alison Gill is a behavioural psychologist, triple Olympian and the co-founder of Bvalco, a board evaluation consultancy focused on helping boards become fit for the future.

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Power of emotion – Part 3: How will boards learn from the pandemic?

By | 10/05/2021 in Blog posts

The first action for boards as we begin to exit the pandemic is to effectively review how the board operated throughout, what are the learnings…

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The Role of the Board in Scaling Technology Enabled Businesses

By | 04/05/2021 in Events

A Conversation with Colin Tenwick  Few executives would argue against the need for digital transformation to remain competitive.  The reality is many struggle to adopt the…

Board Effectiveness Guild paper

By | 18/04/2021 in Blog posts

Over the coming months Alison Gill will chair a series of webinars for the Board Effectiveness Guild in conjunction with Governance magazine. The webinars will discuss ‘The good, the bad and the ugly of board effectiveness reviews’ . In the second of a series of four webinars an article of the findings can be found here.

Power of emotion – Part 2: The Chair’s role in managing unconscious bias

By | 13/04/2021 in Blog posts

Understanding the connection between emotion, feeling, thought and action is vital to an effective Board because it directly impacts how Board’s make decisions. In our blog series ‘the Power of Emotion’ we seek to explore the link to effective decision making. In this blog we look at how a Chair can manage bias and ensure the board remains both diverse in thinking and highly effective.

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Power of Emotion – Part 1: Harnessing anxiety to make better boardroom decisions

By | 15/03/2021 in Blog posts

Welcome to the first in a series of 4 blogs that seek to we seek to explore the link understanding the value of emotion and the link to effective decision making.

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Why more HR directors should be on boards

By | 14/12/2020 in Blog posts

Boards are having to consider people agendas as never before, from safeguarding the health of employees to transforming how people work, creating many reasons to allow HRDs to play a more active role on the board.

The CEO and the board

By | 27/11/2020 in Press articles

Find out what Bvalco had to say about how the pandemic is changing the relationship between the CEO and the board, in the latest Governance webcast.

Why the cabinet isn’t practising good governance

By | 02/11/2020 in Blog posts

As we enter a second lockdown, the cabinet’s handling of the crisis wouldn’t be allowed in a boardroom. So we carried out a ‘cabinet evaluation’ to produce these recommendations.

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A better alternative to the strategy day this year

By | 01/10/2020 in Blog posts

With boards unable to meet in person, and strategy days often unable to stretch the thinking enough, try this zoom-friendly approach instead.

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Corporate governance

By | 05/09/2020 in Press articles

Bvalo talks to theHRDirector about how to leverage the principles of good governance to build back better after the pandemic.

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