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Improving Board Governance – The Carrot or the Stick?

‘There is no such thing as a stupid question’ claimed an interesting blog I read recently. It really got me thinking. I could not help reflecting on the statement after conducting a board assessment for a charity. Working regularly with boards, I would argue that the quality of board governance is dependent on the effectiveness …

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Should I stay or should I go – how to avoid the pitfalls of CEO succession planning

Should I stay or should I go? At some time in their career, chief executives will have to ask themselves that question. All chief executives have a sell-by date. Some are better than others at being aware of it. And better to ask the question of themselves, rather than have it be answered by the …

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Leadership lessons in praise of clear communication in times of crisis

In this uncertain time, we all crave certainty. And when you lead an organisation, you can often feel obliged to provide that certainty. Both as a protection to staff but also to reassure them that someone is in control, and there is a plan. So how should leaders, connect and communicate with staff during these times? Speaking to a …

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