The Power of Assumptions

The Power of Assumptions

In the next few days political and business leaders will be making decisions that will affect everyone at COP 26 including people in those countries whose leaders are not attending. These decisions will shape both the present and the future. What can be done to ensure...
High Performance Boards

High Performance Boards

Leading High Performing Boards to Add Value. After two years of research into what makes a high performing board and top team, I started working with boards here in the UK, across Europe, the USA and later, S Africa and it became clear that few boards actually add...
Why the best executives have a mentor

Why the best executives have a mentor

In a recent study of people on boards it was found that the majority had had a mentor at a crucial time in their career and many directors and CEOs still have a mentor. The pressures facing boards, senior management and professionals have increased dramatically in...
Why the Personality of the CEO Matters

Why the Personality of the CEO Matters

When we consider governance in organisations, we tend to focus on processes such as risk management or a succession plan. However, the quality of governance is often about an organisation’s leadership and in particular the personality of a CEO. Career success of a CEO...