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Behind closed doors: the 7 conversations dominating Australia’s boardrooms

In the lead up to International Women’s Day, the Australian Institute of Company Directors gathered together seven of Australia’s pre-eminent female directors to discuss the big issues they are confro...

The 8 best books of 2016 for directors

In time for your summer beach reading, the AICD picks its books of the year, including a biography of Alibaba founder Jack Ma, Michael Lewis’s follow up to Moneyball, and radical thinking on culture a...

Director Sentiment Index: Second Half 2016

The Director Sentiment Index survey for the second half of 2016 shows directors planning to get on with business despite global uncertainty dragging down overall sentiment.

The case for cultural diversity

Dr Tim Soutphommasane has served as Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner since 2013. Prior to joining the Australian Human Rights Commission, Soutphommasane was a political philosopher, holdin...

Avoiding the Merit Trap: how organisations actually pick the best people

Blind faith in your ability to pick the best people based on merit will condemn your organisation to recruiting from a limited pool. If organisations are to get the leaders they need for the future, t...

Four tips to recruit for diversity of opinion

Diversity isn’t just the good thing to do; it’s the smart thing to do. Diverse teams lead to more productive conversations and better decisions. But how do boards become diverse? Peter Murphy, General...

Seven ways to improve board effectiveness in uncertain times

In its latest Board Effectiveness Report, Deloitte explores the key drivers of board effectiveness and how these elements, when applied collectively, can help to manage and embrace uncertainty.


The importance of good leadership has been a key focus for many organisations in recent years. But, Kath Walters asks, is it enough?

The Futurists

Phil Ruthven explains why Australia needs reform for greater progress and the return of rational, visionary and courageous leadership.

Leading over the cliff: when governance goes wrong

A spate of failures in the corporate world and at sporting clubs has highlighted the need for leaders to foster cultures of integrity at their organisations. AICD’s Theodora Antonopoulos explains.
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