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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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‘They think it’s all over – it is (for) now

By | 28/04/2021 in Blog posts

The spectacular own goal of the European Super League (ESL) may be a symptom of governance failures at the companies that control the clubs. Powerful owners were in the spotlight but where were the Directors and what governance considerations were undertaken before decisions were made? Peter Snowdon explores.

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What should a board consider when shopping for a new leader?

By | 19/04/2021 in Blog posts

What should a board consider when shopping for a new leader. Joy McKnight, Editor of The Banker talks to Alison Gill about the many questions around what boards should be thinking about when considering who should next take the helm.

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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Digital transformation – the challenges of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for boards

By | 08/04/2021 in Blog posts

Overseeing a company’s digital strategy is set to become increasingly challenging as artificial intelligence explodes on to the corporate scene. Ethical and moral issues, coupled with legal and regulatory complexity, mean boards will have their work cut out to navigate the AI minefield.

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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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Note on collective and individual accountability

By | 05/02/2021 in Blog posts

Peter Snowdon explores matters of individual and collective accountability in the boardroom, by way of a look at the PRA’s December 2020 Evaluation Report of the Senior Manager & Certification Regime (SM&CR).

Key Study for PhD Research in Corporate Governance

By | 05/02/2021 in Blog posts

Jenny Simnett (non executive director and researcher at Henley Business School), is leading some important research on the effectiveness and role of Board Nomination Committees. Jenny is seeking Chairs and Non-Executive Directors willing to participate.

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.

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