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  • A revolution in stress

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Mar 2014

    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...

  • Hiring a great CEO

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Feb 2014

    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 ...

  • Cultivating a 'business feel' in the boardroom

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Feb 2014

    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...

  • Making the right moves in 2014

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Dec 2013

    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 ...

  • Exiting on your own terms

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Sep 2013

    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...

  • Avoiding executive disappointments

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Sep 2013

    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...

  • Continuing the family's journey

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Sep 2013

    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...

  • What worries SME directors

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Sep 2013

    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...

  • Making a graceful exit

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Jul 2013

    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...

  • How members manage their CEOs

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Jul 2013

    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 ...

  • Reducing risks through management governance

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 May 2013

    Sam Butcher believes management governance will be given much more attention in coming years as boards become more proactive in managing their risks. In recent years, much has been written about board governance – the governance arrangements for the board, shareholders and the CEO. Far le...

  • Q&A with Jac Nasser

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 May 2013

    Jac Nasser, described as a chairman of chairmen, talks to Tony Featherstone about succession planning, leadership development, board composition and other governance matters at the world’s biggest mining company. It is easy to judge boards only on big events: the CEO appointment, successi...

  • Locking in your talent pool

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 May 2013

    People are the most important asset in any business. With pay rates and turnover expected to rise after a post-GFC slump, Sam Walker examines how boards can help their organisations retain their top people and attract new talent. It is no secret there has been turmoil in the business worl...

  • New executive pay worries

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Apr 2013

    Listed companies have jumped many hurdles to improve their executive pay practices and avoid falling foul of the "two-strikes" law. Now, as Domini Stuart reports, a new wave of pay reforms are heading their way. The second reporting season since the introduction of the "two-strikes" rule l...

  • Curb your short-termism

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Apr 2013

    Louise Pocock provides some tips on how a board can help management strike a balance between short-, medium- and long-term horizons. An effective board will generally adopt strategies that manage and strike a balance between short-, medium- and long-term horizons. That is, it will pay att...

  • NFP directors need to lift their fundraising game

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Apr 2013

    Not-for-profit (NFP) boards and their fundraising staff were not seeing eye to eye and needed to start communicating better with each other as funding tightened in uncertain economic times. That was the view of Andrew Thomas, Perpetual’s general manager for philanthropy, when addressing the Australi...

  • Firing the boss

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Mar 2013

    When is it time for an underperforming CEO to go and how should the board handle the termination? Tony Featherstone investigates. Only one board job is harder than hiring the right CEO: firing your most important executive. Persevering too long with the wrong CEO inevitably sees the board...

  • Q&As on impairment

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Feb 2013

    Hamish Blair, Simon Dalgarno and Richard Norris provide directors with a checklist of questions and answers to help them check the adequacy of their company’s impairment testing and the resulting carrying value for assets. If your CFO answers the questions below with either a "don’t know"...

  • Preparing for an IT-driven future

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Feb 2013

    New technologies are turning old business models upside down or even killing them off entirely. Bob Hayward discusses how boards can help management to stay ahead of the technologies transforming their industries. In recent years, information technology (IT) has shifted from being an esse...

  • Bringing discipline to execution

    Content Type: CDM Article

    01 Feb 2013

    Your board may have devised a great strategic plan, but how can you be sure it will be executed effectively? Cyril Peupion provides some tips on how to make good execution a habit. According to recent studies, two-thirds of corporate strategy is never executed. Companies spend a lot of ti...