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Inappropriate Behaviour and the Downfall of Ethical Standards

02 Jul 2014

Ethical standards are key in keeping inappropriate behaviour within an organisation under control so that an organisation's culture can continue to flourish....

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Is Your Board or Committee Chair Too Nice?

11 Jun 2014

We often appoint someone as chair because everyone likes them, they are popular, and they get on well with everyone. Is that why some boards and committees fail to achieve what they set out to do? A key factor to successful boards is that they have chairs who ensure things get done, who target the strategic issues, and who ask the ‘difficult to ask’ questions....

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Being a Board Member is Not Always Fun

05 Jun 2014

It was a very sober observation from the owner and director of a fishing company whose vessel sank and was convicted in court recently, concluding that is not worth it to be the director of a family company when you were not really involved in its oversight....

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Prospective Board Role Allocated

14 May 2014

This month has seen the first of our placements of a Board member under training, to a governance committee urgently needing some external objectivity and focussing on developing their governance capability....

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Business Risk

01 Dec 2013

We are all constantly made aware of the fact that a substantial part of running any business is the time required on minimising and coping with risks. Some of our business risks we cope with on a day today basis with strategies built into our regular routines – supply issues, currency fluctuations, difficulties of attracting staff with a ‘lets do it’ attitude, just to name a few....

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