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Understanding Your Evaluation of Each Principle of the UK Corporate Governance Code 2018 – Principle A

By |2019-12-12T10:36:47+00:00December 12th, 2019|

      Outcomes-based Principles This is the first of a series of articles where we will unpack some of the desired outcomes embedded in the principles of the UK Corporate Governance Code 2018 (“Code”). The Code requires the Board to focus on how the Principles have been applied, articulating what action has been taken [...]

Egos in the Boardroom

By |2020-03-04T10:32:48+00:00August 8th, 2019|

A senior Chairman recently made the comment to me, “The problem I have is that my boardroom is just not big enough for all the egos!” We can sympathise with the challenge that Chairman faced; trying to corral all the egos, whilst still putting the needs of the business first. How similar, though, to [...]

How Open to Constructive Criticism Are You?

By |2020-03-04T10:51:25+00:00July 31st, 2019|

The larger the company and the more senior the Board Directors and Chairman, the lower the appetite is to receive constructive criticism. Although long-serving Directors will know their company inside and out, they have reached a point where they are competent to challenge, but uncomfortable in receiving constructive criticism. "New Blood" When “new blood”, [...]

“New blood” can lead to resistance

By |2020-03-04T10:31:52+00:00July 31st, 2019|

          The larger the company and more senior the Board Directors and Chairman, the lower the appetite to receive constructive criticism. Although long-serving Directors will know their company inside out, they have reached a point where they are competent to challenge, but uncomfortable in receiving constructive criticism. When “new blood”, as [...]

What is the value of questionnaires in a Board evaluation three-year cycle?

By |2020-03-04T10:41:35+00:00June 19th, 2019|

        What is the value of questionnaires in a Board evaluation three-year cycle, with years two and three being light-touch, questionnaire-based reviews benchmarking progress from year one? A questionnaire in combination with an interview approach (i.e. year one) tends to add limited additional content, but it does provide reporting and statistics in [...]

The importance of bringing your team on your journey.

By |2020-03-04T10:48:06+00:00June 8th, 2019|

  For a board to maintain effective communication with the company as a whole, it is vital not only that communication channels remain two-way, but that any communication involves and encompasses the whole team and takes them all on the journey. Take, for example, the CEO who asks an executive to take responsibility for a [...]