Setting the pace or keeping up — is your board future-fit?

Discover six new or improved practices your board can adopt to become future-fit. In a technology-enabled transformative age, businesses have moved outside of traditional capabilities and continue to explore new business models and ways of working, including in the boardroom. To keep pace, boards need to reshape and reimagine their roles in order to ensure […]

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Back Channels in the Boardroom

Side conversations can be enormously valuable. Conducted properly, they allow teams to work together smoothly and efficiently. Conducted improperly, they can encourage political manoeuvring, marginalise members with key expertise, foster inappropriate alliances, and lead to poor decisions. Harvard Business Review combined large-scale surveys with in-depth interviews and discuss how boards should handle these important back channels of communication.

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Facilitating the board’s engagement in strategy

Considered as one of the top challenges for board’s today, this white paper from KPMG focuses on helping the CEO/Board chair to facilitate the board’s engagement in strategy. It’s never been more important to devote quality time to strategy and thinking about the future as technology, innovation and other disruptive forces undermine business models and […]

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On the board agenda – half year 2019

Deloitte’s ‘Governance in focus’ series provides guidance and views on key aspects of the latest developments. This half year update is a timely summary of the areas for board focus in 2019 as we enter the second half of the year.

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A remedy for healthcare boards

As healthcare firms face one traumatic shift after another, an old-style way of picking and running boards is changing too. Korn Ferry looks at the makeovers of a few key examples.

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Board Monitor US 2019: What’s changed in 10 years, what hasn’t, and what’s next

Over the past decade, the percentage of new director appointments to Fortune 500 boards that went to women more than doubled. Yet the percentage of women overall on those boards has remained stubbornly low. In 2009, the first year that Heidrick & Struggles tracked the key attributes of new directors, 18% of appointments went to […]

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Review of the effectiveness of independent board evaluation in the UK listed sector

The purpose of this review is to assess the quality of independent board evaluation in the UK listed sector and identify ways in which it might be improved.

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Going for Gold: The 2019 Global Board Culture and Director Behaviors Survey

Board and director performance depends on the quality of board leadership, the ability of the board to focus on the right issues and a small number of critical director behaviours. This years report from Russell Reynolds focuses on understanding a group of boards they call “Gold Medal Boards, the study concludes with a set of […]

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FT–ICSA Boardroom Bellwether – Winter 2018

The FT–ICSA Boardroom Bellwether is a twice-yearly survey of FTSE 350 companies that seeks to gauge the sentiment inside UK boardrooms. It canvasses the views of their company secretaries to find out how boards are responding to the challenges of the economy, market conditions and the wider business and governance environment.

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New Voices in the Boardroom: The Gradual Evolution of Board Composition

Looking to the year ahead, the following report discusses the board trends Spencer Stuart believes will continue or accelerate in 2019, and how they are likely to shape board composition in 2019 and beyond.

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