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

2021-01-11T06:41:16+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 [...]

Shareholder Spring – Remuneration discontent

2021-01-11T06:42:09+00:00August 18th, 2012|

May 27, 2012 Various articles and issues over the last month have seen unprecedented power being exercised by shareholders.Business Line opinion issued today gives a good summary. The Guardian covered the Barclays debacle as did The Telepgraph and many others.Aviva as covered by InsuranceAge and BBC earlier this month. The end of this article in The [...]

All trousers, no skirts?

2021-01-11T06:42:09+00:00June 1st, 2012|

The May edition (or it may be titled June) of the IRM magazine has an interesting article on women on Boards in the UK titled “All trousers, no skirts?”The focus of the article is the risk Boards are taking by not heading the diversity storm.You [...]

Risk Management – A Board Responsibility

2021-01-11T06:42:09+00:00April 4th, 2012|

“The Board is responsible for determining the nature and extent of the significant risks it is willing to take in achieving its strategic objectives.”UK Corporate Governance CodeRisk management – a motto:The disruptive intelligence that pierces “perfect-place” arroganceRichard Anderson – Chairman of the Institute of Risk [...]

Board Attitudes to Board Evaluations

2021-01-11T06:42:09+00:00March 31st, 2012|

Our experience is that Boards are resistant to being evaluated, either internally or by external parties.Internal Board Evaluation - there is the primary concern of drectors about confidentiality.  Our concern is also the content of the evaluation which is often not effective when designed internally.  Self evaluations [...]

Leadership – The Chairman

2021-01-11T06:42:09+00:00March 10th, 2012|

“For businesses to navigate through the current economic turmoil and to seize the opportunities, we need exceptional chairmen”       Sir Roger CarrThe Chairman is the helmsman, they define the direction of the entity and their personality has an immense impact on the way the Board performs.Genius Methods’ experience has [...]

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