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  • 01 Aug 2014

    Building up meaningful board packs

    Directors have always had to rely on what management tells them, but they have never been more concerned about the quality of their board packs. “We’ve certainly seen increasing pressure on boards to perform and I think that’s made them think more carefully about the quality of ...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 11 Jul 2014

    John Brogden appointed CEO and managing director of Company Directors

    The Australian Institute of Company Directors is pleased to announce that John Brogden AM MAICD has been appointed as its new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. John, who will take up the role early next year, succeeds John H C Colvin, who is stepping down after six years at the helm of...

    Content Type: Media Release

  • 01 Jul 2014

    Keeping apace with change

    These days, organisations have no choice but to transform themselves as they follow a new map of reality. Israel Berman provides some pointers on how to prosper on this journey of discovery. For many years the business community has been talking about the need to change, what should we change and...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Jul 2014

    Don't get caught by a second strike

    John Egan provides pointers on how directors should approach executive pay this reporting season. Whether directors believe the “two strikes” rule has been a necessary addition or an unwelcome imposition to governance, its introduction three years ago has changed the board landscape. A...

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  • 01 Jul 2014

    HEADING

    Dr Robert Kay details the many decision-making factors that could make or break your attempts at innovation. Zilla Efrat reports. Fostering innovation involves complex and multi-levelled decision-making and although there is no magic formula for improving the process, looking at what influences it...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 11 Jun 2014

    Volume 12 Issue 11

    Big growth themes for your board’s agenda, Important reminders from the courts, Avoiding entrapment in the family business, What’s on ASIC's radar for financial year end reports, Global directors say no to short-termism     Big growth themes for your...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 01 Jun 2014

    A la carta

    John M Green compares many company charters to comfort food – filling, but lacking nutrition. Companies have rafts of charters, but how do we judge their effectiveness? The great charter, Magna Carta, gives us some clues. Much of it has survived, ancient rules that are now essential moder...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 28 May 2014

    Volume 12 Issue 10

    Getting growth back on your agenda, Making “clean business” your choice, How to drive innovation, How to manage a feisty CEO, Answering the tricky questions    Getting growth back on your agenda Company Directors chairman Michael Smith pinpointed some...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 01 May 2014

    Should directors think like owners

    Many boards still think like short-term monitors of management. Domini Stuart investigates whether thinking like an owner would enhance their performance and give them a longer-term perspective. Would directors be more attuned to the long-term viability and health of their companies if they though...

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  • 01 May 2014

    Time is precious use it wisely

    Life as a non-executive director can be helter skelter. Christopher Niesche investigates how to better juggle commitments and eliminate unnecessary tasks. When Graham Bradley FAICD stepped down as managing director of Perpetual a decade ago to begin his career as a non-executive director, he thoug...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Mar 2014

    A revolution in stress

    Piers Thurston believes directors can help transform organisational stress from a cost to a competitive advantage. Almost eight out of 10 people regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress. As industry leaders, it makes sense for boards to tackle this costly issue. And, the first st...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Feb 2014

    Hiring a great CEO

    Karen Gately reveals the secrets to hiring a great CEO and outlines the common mistakes to avoid. Among the most important decisions any board of directors can make is who to appoint to the role of CEO. The decisions CEOs, in turn, make about the managers they entrust to lead their teams ...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Feb 2014

    Cultivating a 'business feel' in the boardroom

    The commercial world trains us to be objective and rational, but as Steven Segal argues, it doesn’t always attune us to listening to our “gut” for signs of danger. When there is a fire, firemen are called into action by the sound of an alarm bell. When there is an accident on the roa...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Dec 2013

    Making the right moves in 2014

    Tony Featherstone identifies seven key issues boards need to watch as they grapple with rapid shifts in the competitive landscape in the year of the horse. Donald Rumsfeld’s memorable speech about “known knowns”, “known unknowns” and “unknown unknowns” seems an apt description for the vast ...

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  • 01 Sep 2013

    What worries SME directors

    Matthew Sainsbury finds out what’s dominating SME boardroom conversations and keeping small business owners up at night. In 2000, Andrew Thomas left university with a semester in Computer Engineering and Science unfinished to start a business, Thomas Duryea Consulting. Thomas and the thre...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Sep 2013

    Exiting on your own terms

    You need to work as hard to sell your business as you did to build it. Zilla Efrat asks two experts to pinpoint some of the mistakes you should avoid when selling your business. If you fail to prepare for an exit from your business, you could allow the end game to be determined by externa...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Sep 2013

    Avoiding executive disappointments

    A new book helps directors navigate the complex maze of executive and CEO appointments. Executive appointments are critical to business success and an important element of corporate governance. The appointment of the CEO is arguably the single most important decision made by the board. It...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Sep 2013

    Continuing the family's journey

    Nihal Shah is as humble as his company’s red-brick Melbourne headquarters. He talks to Tony Featherstone about being part of a family business that turns over almost US$1 billion annually in more than 20 countries. A nondescript industrial park in Melbourne’s outer south-east suburbs seem...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Jul 2013

    How members manage their CEOs

    A meeting of NSW-based LinkedIn members recently discussed the thorny issues that can arise between a board and its CEO. Juliet Chandler reports.  The relationship between board and CEO is critical to governance effectiveness and organisation performance. While good governance principles ...

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  • 01 Jul 2013

    Making a graceful exit

    Just as they prepare to retire, many baby boomers are finding it’s getting harder to sell their businesses. Domini Stuart finds out why and provides some tips on how to prepare for a graceful exit. In the years leading up to the global financial crisis (GFC), businesses were so easy to se...

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