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Guest blog: 10 things you need for a successful board

What makes a truly successful board? There’s no doubt that some boards perform their duties more effectively, and with more impressive results, than others. What stands these boards apart from their less successful counterparts? While every board is different, there are a few factors and traits that are common to boards that work well. [...]

December 13th, 2019|board, Simplifie|0 Comments

Guest blog: What is the future of corporate governance?

Corporate governance is always a topical subject. In a rapidly changing world, what should corporate governance look like? What areas should the board focus on? How can they drive their organisation in a direction that’s compliant with regulations and in tune with public priorities? Simplifie have looked before at the issue of governance, asking [...]

December 2nd, 2019|board, Simplifie|0 Comments

Guest blog: How can women overcome the barriers to becoming CEOs?

Just six of the FTSE 100 currently have female CEOs, according to the ICAEW. As of August this year, there were more men named Steve heading FTSE 100 firms than there were women. The importance of diversity in the boardroom has long been recognised. Having a range of views enables boards to make rounded decisions, and can [...]

November 18th, 2019|board, Simplifie|0 Comments

What wastes the most time in business meetings?

A new survey has fascinating insights into the ways British employees’ time is wasted in meetings. HR Grapevine reports that over half (55%) of British employees waste time waiting for other attendees to join meetings. 49% spend ten minutes trying to find the meeting room (presumably, some of these are the people being waited [...]

July 27th, 2019|board|0 Comments

How to ensure board members are well-prepared for meetings

Best practice board meetings are an art. Here, we examine the strategies you can use to ensure your meetings are well-run, and all your directors are well-prepared. How can you make sure your directors are fully prepped for meetings, so the meeting itself is a good use of time? Why is meeting preparation so [...]

June 26th, 2019|board|0 Comments

How to fix a broken corporate board?

Is the corporate board broken? An article in Executive Grapevine last week suggests that it is. Let’s look at the evidence and ask, if the board is broken, how can we make it better? What’s wrong in today’s boardrooms? As the article points out, ‘The Board is the beating heart of your business’ and [...]

March 25th, 2019|board|0 Comments