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explains why agreeing on and articulating the behaviours expected of directors can be a powerful tool to enhance board performance.
Using behaviours to drive board performance
High-performing boards proactively manage two critical dimensions of their work: the frameworks ...
investigates why the founders of some family owned companies resist forming a board, and the benefits they may be missing out on.
Opening the family board to NEDs
A family company board poses unique challenges
Founders struggle w...
offers some advice about joining or setting up an advisory board.
The pros and cons of advisory boards
The pros of joining an advisory board
A learning opportunity
A way of making a contribution
A useful first step to becoming a director
A way of easing out of being a dire...
provides some tips on how to better plan the board’s annual calendar.
Designing the annual calendar
Designing the annual board calendar isn’t rocket science. But by doing a bit more than just replicating last year’s calendar, you can ensure that your board has more mea...
Professor Bob Garratt
, the author of
The Fish Rots From The Head , got back to basics on what it means to be a director while addressing AICD luncheons across Australia in March. His solutions have ancient groundings.
Back to basics
Is directing a proper job? There is so much talk ...
Groupthink can dent a board’s decision making ability.
explains why one shouldn’t just follow the pack.
Stepping out of line
Directors have a legal and ethical responsibility to ensure that their boards make the most effe...
Directors cannot afford to be ignorant of development in IT – but they should concentrate on the business case for implementing new technology and not be overwhelmed by confusing jargon. Domini Stuart reports.
Coming to grips with IT
As recently as the seventies, IT was nothing more than an ex...