PwC’s Global Crisis Survey 2019

By delving deep into the real-world experiences PwC uncovered some surprising findings, many of which turn the basic notion of crisis management on its head. The report heard from 2,084 senior executives, in organisations of all sizes, in 25 industries, and across 43 countries.

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How Should Corporate Boards Evaluate Their Effectiveness?

George Anderson, partner at Spencer Stuart, explores with TK Kerstetter on Inside America’s Boardrooms how board culture and the board succession planning process play a key role in enhancing board performance.

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Board monitor Europe 2019

Heidrick & Struggles examine a range of data on the background and experience of newly appointed independent, non-executive directors, by region and country, compared with past years. As the boards of Europe’s public companies strive to do more than ever to meet a challenging business environment, diversity of board members’ background and experience is key…

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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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