Topic: Success planning

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5 Key lessons on leadership

From November 2008 to December 2016, Australia had four prime ministers. Meanwhile, our neighbours across the Tasman had one, the Rt Hon Sir John Key. Ahead of his appearance at the 2018 Australian Go...

4 tips for becoming a successful chair

Carolyn Mitchell succeeded Alexandrea Cannon at Credit Union SA in 2017. They share their tips on how to become an effective chair.

Interview with BDO’s Susan Rix AM

Succession planning for family businesses can be complex. We asked BDO Partner Susan Rix AM how to get it right when choosing a successor and what are the risks involved.

How Musk lost the top spot at Tesla

Billionaire Elon Musk has lost the top spot on the board of the USA’s most valuable car company, as a legal firestorm unleashed by the regulator took hold. Now Tesla must find a new chair.

Curbing Excessive Short-Termism

Decision-making generally involves some balancing of short, medium and long-term objectives. However, a decision-maker may prioritise short-term objectives at the expense of longer-term objectives bec...

How do you assess the peformance of your CEO?

Proper process in assessing the performance of the CEO is vital – and it all starts with an effective chair.

7 vital tips for SMEs

Peter Switzer and Maureen Jordan, co-founders of the Switzer Group, share their insights after a major health scare tested their succession plan.

The Language of Directorship

A comprehensive list of governance terms, words and expressions every director should know.

Mind The Expectation Gap

This white paper aims to clarify the actual role and responsibilities of non-executive company directors (NEDs).

Leigh Clifford replaced by Richard Goyder AO

The seasoned director takes the helm of the iconic national carrier.

This urban space designer attributes 3 factors to its 30-year success

Keep your focus on the customer, make the most of data and commit to R&D say Street Furniture Australia founders Darrel Conybeare and William Morrison.
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