Making Your Board a Strategic Asset

The Right Questions to Ask

Very privileged to be asked to contribute to two publications in the company of very respected subject matter experts. Effective Directors: The Right Questions to ask Corporate Governance 3.0: An international perspective on modern governance and three levels of...

What makes a great Director? Do they exist?

Jean Pousson, our Managing Director, looks at the attributes of being a great Director and also examines why so many fail to live up to their responsibilities.

Communication Skills for Boards. Really?

To kick off the New Year, Jean Pousson, shares some of his experiences of ‘interesting’ communication at Board meetings. I do not profess to be an expert on communication, but the following are simply observations that I have picked up over the years of working with...

Communicate communicate communicate

Covid 19 is first and foremost a human tragedy. To executives and directors: Your staff are worried,anxious,possibly financially stretched,and no doubt fearful on a number of fronts.Be emphatic and sympathetic and above all keep communicating. Put yourself in their...

Innovation under Covid 19

The UK Supreme Court now operates almost 100% online,doctors’ consultations are being carried out more online freeing valuable time in their surgeries,the public sector is ditching legacies of bureaucratic processes because of the pandemic,the private sector has...

Good governance is not just for big organisations

There is an interesting article by Estelle Clark (Executive Director of Policy at the Chartered Quality Institute) in this month’s IoD magazine ‘Director’. The article is about the benefits of quality governance but she makes the point that...

Business Card

Will the business card(initially a french invention)survive in an age of social media?  

The costs of cyber crime

There seems to be an ever-increasing problem with our exposure to cyber crime. As directors, we need to ensure that the boards we sit on take this problem seriously because the costs are potentially catastrophic. In just one area alone, that of identity fraud in the...