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Governance Leadership Centre
The world of Worley
1 June 2021 | Narelle Hooper MAICD
A global professional services provider in the energy, chemicals and resources sector, Worley has undergone a quiet strategic pivot, repositioning itself for the massive sustainability challenges ahea...
Corporate social responsibility
Lessons for boards from the Crown inquiry
27 April 2021 | David McElrea
While the specifics of Crown’s issues may be unique to the sector, there are lessons from the casino operator’s governance failings for all boards.
Woolworths chief Gordon Cairns on shifting corporate culture
1 April 2021
Chairman Gordon Cairns helped save Woolworths from crisis, including a $500m wage theft scandal. He reveals the supermarket giant's strategies for cultivating a performance culture – with heart,...
Australian Governance Summit
The board’s role in preventing workplace sexual harassment
22 March 2021 | Shelley Dempsey
Sexual harassment is now recognised as an important governance issue. Organisations are considering the steps they must take to manage the risk and are shifting their focus from response to prevention...
Boards must act as culture guardians
1 March 2021 | Jane Southward
A positive company culture can lead to better long-term performance. Here's what boards must do to manage it, starting from the top down.
How avoiding shadow values can help change your organisational culture
1 March 2021
Governing culture is a board's most challenging task. John Neil and Michelle Bloom of The Ethics Centre outline the dangers of “shadow values". Here's how to walk the talk.
Getting back-to-basics with governance
1 March 2021 | Dr Judith MacCormick FAICD
Has governance become too much of a burden? It's time for directors to get back to the basics of providing strong oversight and strategic support with a focus on culture.
Practical tips for strong communication in the workplace
1 March 2021
Business speak can be an obstacle to clear communication in the workplace. Here are some useful tips for how to get your message across, from BWD founder Derryn Heilbuth.
Ethical decision-making for directors
1 March 2021 | Narelle Hooper MAICD
The movement towards greater racial, socioeconomic and gender diversity is gaining momentum – and directors and executives need to get on board.
Preventing workplace sexual harassment - obligations for directors
23 February 2021 | Laura Bacon
In January 2021, Safe Work Australia released new guidance aimed at assisting directors and officers discharge their duties under WHS laws to address the risk of sexual harassment occurring in the wor...
Work Health and Safety