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  • 01 Jun 2015

    Avoid the pitfalls

    For a new director, a carefully crafted 90-day plan makes for a smoother transition to governance and adds more value in the first year on a board. Tony Featherstone reports. An aspiring director, eager to impress, attends his first board meeting armed with a laptop and a long list of questions. I...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Apr 2015


    Lifting board performance How can chairmen use the board review process to take their board to the next level in performance and contribution? Which questions might they ask in a time-efficient manner that will provide the best insights to take the most effective steps? These are questions that Dr V...

    Content Type: General

  • 01 Feb 2015

    Driving sustainable growth

    Anthony Paech still lives on the family farm that has housed seven generations of his family, but the managing director of Beerenberg, a South Australian jam and condiments manufacturer, is leveraging governance to drive innovation. Anthony Paech feels he is part of something bigger. “When ...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Jul 2014

    Finding the finishing line

    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

  • 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 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