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Is a board career really worth it during COVID-19?
28 July 2020 | Fiona Smith
As boards continue to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, the increase in director workloads has prompted many to question the risk vs reward equation.
4 ways to guide a meaningful corporate purpose
1 February 2020 | Domini Stuart
A clear corporate purpose can provide context for your organisation's decision-making. We share four ways to create a clear purpose, looking beyond short term profits and marketing spin.
Disruption expected to speed up revolving door of executive leadership
16 November 2018 | Tony Featherstone
Differentiating between poor CEO performance and industry change becoming a bigger challenge, as boards hold management more accountable.
Lessons from ABC's recent board crisis
1 November 2018 | Narelle Hooper MAICD
The recent high profile exit of ABC's chair and MD leave clear lessons for boards and directors in times of crises.
Why boards can't ignore middle management when it comes to change
1 November 2018 | Rhonda Brighton-Hall MAICD
Driving performance right through the organisation starts with working harder to connect those at the frontline with those at the top.
Top tips for making the most of your board papers
31 August 2018 | Narelle Hooper MAICD
Senior directors and facilitators explain how brevity, clarity and colour can help you get the best out of your board papers.
Rise of the Activist Investor
26 March 2018
Rapidly growing shareholder activism is demanding listed boards engage more with investors on a broader range of issues. This requires deeper focus and different skills, reports Tony Featherstone. Is ...
Should boards have a social conscience?
28 November 2017
At Essential Director Updates around the country, the most common question was: how vocal should boards be in public debate on social issues, such as the Yes and No campaigns for marriage equality? Se...
1 November 2017
Experts explain how to maximise value from your off-site, plus our guide to the best corporate retreats.
Role of the chair
31 October 2017
The chair has been described as first among equals within the board of directors and is usually appointed to the position of chair by fellow board members, rather than directly by the organisation’s m...
Duties and responsibilities