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Boards driving performance from the top: The importance of having a clear purpose

‘Purpose’ and ‘culture’ featured heavily in the presentations and discussions at the recent Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Australian Governance Summit in Sydney and particularly in relation to the topic of high performing boards. Purpose and culture need to be in alignment. When purpose is clear, and the way people behave in the organisation … Continue reading "Boards driving performance from the top: The importance of having a clear purpose"

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Cultural Stewardship… a tricky business!

Boards are responsible for ‘cultural stewardship’ within their organisation… but how do boards know what the culture is like and then, how do they monitor the culture of their organisation?  In my last post I spoke about ‘purpose’ and ‘culture’ and the need for both to be in alignment within organisations… but how do you know … Continue reading "Cultural Stewardship… a tricky business!"

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ADAPTive Leadership

Korn Ferry recently published the outcome of a study that analysed the profiles of 150,000 leaders from their global database. The study highlighted the 5 key qualities of effective future-focussed leadership. Korn Ferry call these the ‘ADAPT dimensions’, which include the ability to ‘anticipate, drive, accelerate, partner and trust’. These are the characteristics that they … Continue reading "ADAPTive Leadership"

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Reflections from AICD’s Biggest Boardroom Lunch WA

I recently attended theAustralian Institute of Company Directors BiggestBoardroom Lunch, a hypothetical board role-play with a difference.  Bad behaviour in the boardroom! The role-play provided a forum for this group of experienced directors to demonstrate many of what we would describe as some of the ‘bad’ behaviours that we sometimes observe around the boardroom table. There … Continue reading "Reflections from AICD’s Biggest Boardroom Lunch WA"

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The struggle of putting pen to paper

I thought it was time for an update on how my book writing is going… well it is going, but VERY slowly in terms of what to show for how much time has passed and how much time I have invested! I’m still very clear about what I want to write about. The struggle is … Continue reading "The struggle of putting pen to paper"

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