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What Is Corporate Governance and Is My Organisation Doing It Right?

Every executive, entrepreneur, and investor follows a distinct set of rules designed to help them…

What documents should you include for board meetings?

The information included in board packs drives the key decisions…

How to Take Better Board Meeting Minutes

A discussion about corporate governance best practices and how to run a board meeting as…

How to Implement Good Corporate Governance

It was architect Daniel Hudson Burnham who said, “Make no little plans; they have no…

Refreshing a board, part 2: Skills and leadership to look for

“Board composition lies at the heart of board effectiveness,” reports global executive search firm…

Board self-assessment 101

Board self-assessments provide an opportunity to analyse everything from how a board is structured to…

The Why and When of Refreshing Your Board

Not all directors are satisfied with the performances of their colleagues. More than one-third of…

The Evolution of the Corporate Secretary

As the breadth of responsibilities assumed by boards of directors increased over the years, so…

Could Your Firm’s Big Cyberthreat be the Board?

Where is your company’s next major loss hiding? Is it an erroneous market forecast, a…

3 Steps to Staffing Your Private Company’s First Board of Directors

One of the toughest challenges private company management teams face is building their first board.