Tag Archives: #directorship

The difference between Mentoring and Coaching

The terms “mentoring” and “coaching” are often used interchangeably, but while there is some overlap between the two, they represent very different practices in the areas of career, leadership and professional development. The confusion is not helped by the abundanceRead More ›

Debating Board Diversity: Part 2 – From Thought to Culture

Where is the debate on board diversity heading?  In Part 1, we took issue with the current (albeit understandable) focus on gender representation, which we argued risks narrowing the discussion. In this concluding article, we offer some other perspectives onRead More ›

Debating Board Diversity: Part 1 – Challenging the Gender Bias?

Everyone talks about diversity in the boardroom – but could our use of labels actually narrow the debate?  One day it may be gender, the next it may be race, or even age; and if we dig deep enough weRead More ›

Building a Leadership Pathway to Effective Directorship

Being a non-executive director is not just about turning up to board meetings and making sure that the governance processes are in good order. Effective directors must pursue a personal career development plan that enables them to perform at theirRead More ›

The Oxygen Mask for Directors

Fit your own oxygen mask first I say.  We live in a world predicated upon our usefulness and ability to help others.  No wonder we forget about ourselves.  Most of us are either parents, or doting and sometimes grateful auntiesRead More ›

Defining the ‘Intentional Director’

Around 50 per cent of international studies have failed to find a link between board performance and organisation performance. Last year a contentious Australian study found that the introduction of independent directors has failed to deliver increased corporate value. EitherRead More ›

Performance Anxiety in the Boardroom

Sounds eerily similar to other performance issues – there is much literature afloat on this topic so I will try not to regurgitate too much suffice to say that my friend Andrew Donovan from Directors Suite has dedicated the bestRead More ›

Board Diversity – The real consequence

Am I the only person that gets frustrated anytime this topic gets bogged down on gender, race, culture, age or disability?  Studies as far back as 2003 have highlighted the issue across these lines (“Corporate Governance, Board Diversity, and FirmRead More ›

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