In recent years the length of board packs has increased significantly, especially in financial services, often surpassing a thousand pages. This information overload can hamper board members’ ability to think clearly, and thus their ability to make challenges where appropriate.
It is very clear that a new lens is being applied to board performance.
An essential source of reference and route map for the position of Non-executive director. Contains case studies and checklists throughout. Chapter 10 looks at the induction, professional development, performance and evaluation of directors. Includes 'Checklist for evaluating board performance' and 'Checklist for evaluating personal performance'
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As the issues with the Post Office’s Horizon software make headlines, we look at how buyers must work with vendors during the software procurement process.
As details continue to emerge about the Post Office’s management of the Horizon project, ICAEW Director, Corporate Governance and Stewardship, Peter van Veen picks out some key learning points.
The non-executive board and the task of the net-zero transition are perfect bedfellows, according to Chapter Zero’s Chief Executive.
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The practical challenges of information governance and controls and the potential solutions.
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As businesses fight their way through turbulent times, lessons can be drawn from the challenges of AGM season during the COVID-19 crisis.
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A chapter analysing what makes boards effective, including achieving boardroom diversity and the role of board reviews.
A chapter focusing on effective leadership by the board and its members.
Practical guidance on the effectiveness of boards and directors, covering a wide variety of corporate governance issues.
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Chapter 9 looks at the board and good governance, which includes the work of the nomination committee. Board diversity, corporate culture, succession planning and recruitment to the board, director induction and development and board evaluation are all covered.
An authoritative guide to company secretarial practice. Detailed commentary is accompanied by over 80 precedents. Appendix 3 - Good boardroom practice: a guide for directors and company secretaries
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A study into the tension between ongoing change management initiatives, the speed of C Suite transitions and the shrinking of middle management. The author's review of industry data suggests that the increase in change management initiatives set against senior management instability and a loss of middle management is leading to diminishing returns. They suggest that increasing stability and consistency in core areas is becoming more important to corporate financial success.
The authors conducted 49 interviews with executives from pricing software vendors, to understand how the best-performing companies use pricing to drive profits and select pricing technologies.
The rise to CFO is not solely about your skills in financial planning or capital management. The job also takes empathy, courage and resilience. But can that be learned? Matthew Brace looks at how mentoring can help you develop the necessary skills to become CFO.
The GLIC is a research community which collaborates with industry and produces high quality research in the areas of gender, leadership and inclusion at work. The centre, which is part of Cranfield University's School of Management, is responsible for an annual benchmarking report, The Female FTSE Board Report which has been published since 1999 and includes details of the number of female directors on FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 boards. The website provides information on the work of the centre, its research projects and published research papers.
Research by The FRC and the London Business School designed to both understand the implications of changes in board diversity in response to the Davies Review, Hampton-Alexander review and the Parker Review and to look forward, to suggest how they can be accelerated. The report was launched with the press release Diverse boards lead to better corporate culture and performance
This practical self assessment guide and checklist covers all aspects of the audit committee’s remit for companies outside the financial sector.
Annual benchmarking report by the Gender, Leadership and Inclusion Centre at Cranfield University, which has been published since 1999 and includes details of the number of female non-executive directors on the corporate boards of the UK's top 100 companies