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Board Alert – December 2018

Download here     Director Institute Next Generation Directors is a private enterprise that is focused on developing and connecting the next generation of board directors with Australian and International organisations and boards. Director Institute Next Generation Director members have access to one-on-one advice, mentoring, peer-to-peer education and business networking opportunities as well as exclusive board opportunities available …

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Are Independent Board Directors Doing More Harm than Good?

Contrary to board compositions in the past, independent directors have been increasingly hailed as the solution for better returns in the case of shareholders. However, research is inconclusive in this regard, and harks back to studies conducted in the 1980’s, which observed that independent directors would act as a system of checks and balances for …

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Agree to Disagree – Handling a Board Decision You Don’t Agree With

It is not uncommon for people to disagree on vital issues. In actual fact, a perfect boardroom discussion needs discourse to be considered from different points of view and a willingness to tackle bias and assumptions. It is reasonable to expect challenges, open questioning and due diligence when a very important decision is about to …

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Will a Board Role Help You Secure a Job Promotion?

  In today’s highly competitive world, most managers operate by the Peter Principle, which follows the observation that individuals are promoted because they are outstanding in their current role, but they have the capability to handle a more senior position. This means that professionals no matter where their career path is, must make decisions that …

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Who’s the Boss? How to Handle Overbearing, Micro-Managing Board Chair

One of the more common issues that board members face is when an executive director or board chair becomes challenging to work with. Often, this may not always be a power struggle, but instead highlights a top-heavy governance model, where one individual has to make too many decisions. Mutual trust and respect must be prioritized, …

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Will a NFP Board Appointment Make or Break My Board Career?

“Some corporations are extremely well managed; some Non-Profit organisations are. It has nothing to do with the sector. It has to do with quality of management” – Wise businessperson who sits on NFP Board.   In your ideal board career, offers would flow in from the boards of the most prestigious organisations in the land.  Back …

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