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  • 01 Sep 2014

    Walk the talk

    When it comes to corporate values, Karen Gately believes actions speak louder than words. Managing culture is about influencing the attitudes and behaviours prevalent in your business. Common to the approach many organisations take is defining corporate values to which people are expected to align their approa...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • Developing better leadership habits

    The world’s best companies for leadership (BCL) are purposeful and strategic in developing, enabling and motivating leaders throughout the organisation to do their best. These are among the key findings of Hay Group’s eighth annual BCL study, which attracted responses from over 18,000 individual...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • Directors’ Briefing: Effective Strategy Execution

    Invest time and resources in developing a real strategy. Test your strategy against the ten tests.  Communicate your strategy to your entire organisation. Commit to your strategy. Ensure: ...

    Content Type: General

  • 31 May 2009

    Featherstone Unseating the founder

    Tony Featherstone ponders what the board should do if the founder is no longer the right person to run a venture in a changing operating environment. Unseating the founder Directors of fast-growth small companies face a significant challenge: some must decide whether th...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 28 Feb 2009

    Feature Making a difference

    Tony Featherstone examines how boards can make a difference when the going gets tough. Making a difference Picture this: a director who has managed through recessions in previous roles decides to mentor two younger executives to pass on his experience. The executives take it as a ...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 28 Feb 2009

    Making a difference Don t just dangle the carrot

    Mercedes Trautwein outlines some ways in which you can keep staff motivated and passionate in times of gloom. Don’t just dangle the carrot Staff motivation is today’s boardroom BBQ stopper. Employees are being asked to work even harder, longer and take on additio...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 30 Sep 2008

    Feature Quarantining that illness Oct 08

    Domini Stuart outlines the dilemmas a board faces when the most important person in a company, the CEO, falls seriously ill. Quarantining that illness When Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone G3 earlier this year, his gaunt appearance attracted at least as much attention as the ne...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 31 Mar 2010

    Market Watch Australias great national leaders

    Phil Ruthven uses statistics to uncover just who Australia’s best leaders have been. Australia’s great national leaders There is any number of lists of “greats” be they sportspeople, inventors, politicians or other cohorts. But statistics are a must if the list is to have credibility. Aust...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 31 Mar 2005

    Leadership let 100 schools of thought contend AICD Review

    Leadership is about change and outcomes. It is done "through people" not "to them", says Ann Sherry, CEO at Westpac New Zealand.Leadership: let 100 schools of thought contend By Ali Cromie* Leadership is about change and outcomes. It is done "through people" not "to them", says Ann Sher...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 31 Jan 2008

    Inside AICD International Company Directors Course Stepping over global boundaries Feb 08

    AICD’s International Company Directors Course helps directors and senior executives to ease over the barriers that make cross border operations difficult. Stepping over global boundaries ...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 29 May 2012

    Vol 10 Issue 10

    NFP reform delays welcomed, Surviving the new world of hyperconnectivity, Leadership styles of the future, Boardroom experience a good career step, Avoiding a dysfunctional board NFP reform delays welcomed The Australian Institute of Company Directors has welcomed the Government's decision ...

    Content Type: The Boardroom Report

  • 28 Feb 2007


    Giles Parkinson interviewed Barry Murphy, who has had a long involvement in the energy industry, to get his insights into a major challenge – helping develop an efficient national rail system. Getting transport back on track After 30 years in the energy industry, including several ...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 01 Jul 2015

    Q&A with Sir Ralph Norris

    The former boss of Air New Zealand and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia talks to Tony Featherstone about his remarkable career and how boards can best help their executive teams during periods of great change. Good chief executive officers (CEOs) ensure their organisation outperforms its rivals during their ...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 31 Mar 2007

    Your Say

    Letters to the editor The October 2006 cover story in Company Director titled “Doing the right thing pays dividends” should continue to provide opportunities for organisations to review their practices, values and business structures. It was Mark Twain who penned the phrase – “Always do right, it will g...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 31 May 2005

    Irrational exuberance and corporate regulation Cover Story

    The first and often only reaction from governments to abhorrent corporate behaviour - however isolated the incident - is to enact new legislation and give the regulators more power. But has this rush to legislative judgment gone too far and become a threat to the economy and an unforeseen cost burden to consumers...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 31 Oct 2006


    John Massey is as comfortable in the nursery caring for newborn babies as he is in the boardroom building multimillion dollar enterprises – but are these worlds as different as they seem? Nichola Clark reports. The nurture of business John Massey likes to describe himself as ‘a formalised ...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 31 Aug 2010

    Opinion Crisis denial

    Euan Campbell explains why no board can hide its head in the sand when it comes to crisis-management and business-continuity planning. Crisis denial In an age where the unthinkable crisis event has become possible, there is an e...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 31 Aug 2007


    It’s been a big year for Ziggy Switkowski. The former Telstra boss chats to Giles Parkinson about his awakening to the importance of climate change issues since taking over the helm of a government inquiry into uranium mining and nuclear energy. Ziggy’s big year According to Ziggy Switkows...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 31 Jul 2006

    Board evaluation

    St James Ethics Centre is currently undertaking a review of the performance of its board. One of the aims is to get an outsider’s opinion on both past board performance and the risks facing the organisation in the future. Kevin Forde outlines how this will happen. Evaluating a not-for-profit ...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 30 Apr 2009

    Profile Jeff Kennett still in public service

    Jeff Kennett has left politics, but still views his directorships as public service. He chats to Nichola Clark about the challenges of his roles, especially as head of beyondblue and the Hawthorn Football Club. Jeff Kennett, still in public service You either loved him or...

    Content Type: CDM Article