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If You Want Your Family Business To Last Several Generations

Family businesses are the primary form of business all over the world, yet very few of them are able to last for a second generation, let alone a third. Why aren’t there more? The main reasons seem to be that families often poorly prepare their next generation for responsibility, descend into …

Family Business

How To Create A Positive Workplace Culture

Culture is the environment that surrounds us all the time. A workplace culture is the shared values, belief systems, attitudes and the set of assumptions that people in a workplace share. This is shaped by individual upbringing, social and cultural context. In a workplace, however, the leadership …

Employee Engagement

What Would It Take to Get Businesses to Focus Less on Shareholder Value?

Last week, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren announced that she’s about to propose the most significant change in U.S. corporate governance in 100 years. We don’t yet have the full details, but one reading of her piece is that she’s going to propose requiring every company with more than $1 …

Employment

Decision making in your organization: Cutting through the clutter

At the root of any good decision is categorizing what kind of decision needs to be made, by whom, and how quickly.<p><b>Managing the decision-making …

How the implementation of organizational change is evolving

Digital solutions pose new and unique challenges to the implementation of major change efforts. But the capabilities that support better outcomes …

So You Want to Join a Board

Many senior managers desire — and are qualified — to join a board. And many companies around the world would greatly benefit from infusions of fresh talent and insight into their boards. Yet all too often board positions go to people who are already serving on other boards. So how can you, a …

Defining Strategy, Implementation, and Execution

It is striking how much confusion there is between strategy, implementation, and execution. Is “strategy” a matter of making choices about where we want to go, where we play and how we win, of setting goals and actions, about how we create and capture economic value over time? Does it include …

All the Charts, Tables, and Checklists You Need to Conduct Better Meetings

The ripple effects of too many meetings can be astonishing. Take this quick and horrifying interactive: It shows how a weekly excom meeting at one company generated a total of 300,000 person hours per year to support it:<p>But there’s hope! While a whole host of cultural changes need to take place to …

How Millennials (and Gen Z) Will Transform the 2018 Workplace

Here are five ways Millennials and Generation Z are shaking up the workplace in 2018.<p>As a generations speaker, trainer, and consultant, I spend my days thinking about how Millennials and Generation Z will impact the workplace of tomorrow and how leaders and organizations must adjust to capitalize …

The Allianz Risk Barometer Ranks Top Risks For Global Corporations

The year ahead will be a perilous one for large global corporations according to a risk ranking report from Allianz, the global insurance company. Several of the risks overlap in the 2018 Allianz Risk Barometer which shows a great deal of fragility in a digitally connected business world.<p>The …

Highlights from the Global Board of Directors Survey

April 20, 2016<p>The 2016 Global Board of Directors Survey explores in depth the governance practices, strategic priorities and views on board …

The benefits--and limits--of decision models

Big data and models help overcome biases that cloud judgment, but many executive decisions also require bold action inspired by self-confidence. …

Management

Building a forward-looking board

Directors should spend a greater share of their time shaping an agenda for the future.<p><b>Debate over the role</b> of company boards invariably intensifies …

How good governance improves financial returns

Does governance matter? <b></b>Yes. Intuitively to many development practitioners, the link between governance and growth is established in the literature. …

World Bank

Disclosure effectiveness: is it on your board’s agenda?

<b>Set the tone for disclosure innovation and effectiveness</b><p>Boards and audit committees should empower management and proactively support efforts to …

Investing

Survey: 82% of Boards Are Concerned about Cybersecurity, Yet Just 1 in 7 Security Chiefs Reports Directly to CEO

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cybersecurity is now front and center on organizations’ boardroom agendas, but most chief information security …

Boards Are Terrible at Their Most Important Job

The chief responsibility of any board is management of the senior executive. Yet a recent Bridgespan Group survey of nonprofit CEOs found that nearly half (46%) got little or no onboarding help from their boards. As one executive put it, “The board essentially said, ‘We’re glad you’re here. Here …

Leaders Beware: The Future Of The Corporation Is At Stake

In a master-stroke of timing that was not lost on its president, the historian David Cannadine, the British Academy this week formally launched its wide-ranging research project into the Future of the Corporation. As Professor Cannadine, whose books include biographies of Margaret Thatcher and …

Evolving Shareholder Engagement

Evolving Ways of Shareholder Engagement is Part 4 of my coverage of the <b>Corporate Directors Forum</b> 2017 in San Diego <b>@corpdirforum</b>, which was billed as</i> …

7 ways to improve the AGM

<b>The annual general meeting has come under fire for not staying relevant in the contemporary corporate governance environment. Australian Institute of</b> …

A lesson from Churchill, for boards

Churchill's honesty and candor—expressed throughout his sometimes tumultuous career—speaks volumes. Whether speaking about the difficulty of …

The Best Senior Teams Thrive on Disagreement

Most team leaders try to build cohesion on their teams. Through team-building exercises and the careful establishment of norms and processes, leaders aim to create a culture of trust, psychological safety, and good feeling.<p>But should enterprise leadership teams also pursue cohesion? To explore this …

How to Regain the Lost Art of Reflection

A famous but possibly apocryphal tale about Albert Einstein is that he dreamed up the theory of relativity when riding his bicycle. Warren Buffett is on record as saying that he reads for six hours per day and has very few scheduled meetings. Both of these examples stand in stark contrast to the …

Want To Be A Great Leader? Encourage Lots Of Mistakes And Weird Career Moves

Amir Orad could just rest on his laurels. He’s had an amazing run of success in his career. For instance, he’s taken one company from $30 to $200 million in revenues within a few years and steered another to a $145 million exit. And now, as CEO of Sisense for the past 18 months, Orad has presided …

How Leaders Can Help Others Influence Them

Recently, I was talking with a senior leader from a world-class global learning and development company. We were discussing his firm’s approach to teaching leadership. He was talking about how to help leaders influence others. I asked him, “Do you also teach leaders how to be influenced <i>by</i> others?” …

NZ directors' fees unfair compared with international standards: IOD

Kiwi non-executive directors get an average of $55,843 a year, compared with Australian directors who can get up to $268,000 on average.<p>Non-executive …

New Zealand

Helping others - a special talent we all possess

Everybody has a talent. Something that they can do which sets them apart from other people. This talent doesn't have to be anything out of the …

A child's eye view

Over Christmas I spent a lot of time (as many of you will have done) re-connecting with my children. As adults, priorities over the year wax and wane …

Sic Parvis Magna

From small beginnings... This is a phrase that I often latch on to. After all everything has to start somewhere. The seed of an idea has to be …