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Does your board have a backup plan for replacing the CEO?

Did you know your Board is responsible for having a plan for who can succeed the current CEO in short and long term? Imagine this scenario: You are on the board of a large, publicly listed company, and the CEO of the company unexpectedly resigns, or worse, becomes ill or unable to perform the CEO

Does your board have a backup plan for replacing the CEO?2022-06-22T15:54:29+00:00

Using the Governance Code to boost trust in your organization

This report from the UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) provides good inspiration for boards of directors of listed European companies, on why and how to move away from treating governance reporting as simply a compliance exercise, using it instead to build transparency and stakeholder trust. For the 2nd year, the FRC reviewed how a random

Using the Governance Code to boost trust in your organization2022-03-16T11:05:23+00:00

How to improve the quality of your board papers

Time after time, board members tell us that too much time is spent during board meetings hearing from the CEO and the CFO or having overly long discussions on small side issues, leaving too little time for strategic discussion. Focus is on the past, on reporting latest financials or on resolving immediate operational issues, at

How to improve the quality of your board papers2022-03-14T10:58:51+00:00

Does your board focus on the KPIs that matter most?

Does your board focus on the KPIs that matter most?  As human beings, we tend to stick with what we are used to and what we know works well. The same goes for boards and the company KPIs they monitor. When working with boards, we ask what KPIs (beyond traditional financial figures) will tell

Does your board focus on the KPIs that matter most?2021-10-08T09:11:35+00:00

Do you have an effective board meeting agenda?

Business strategy solution jigsaw puzzle Is your board or leadership team meeting agenda really addressing the key strategic questions?  In our work with boards and top teams we see a magnificent number of meeting agendas! We notice that the level of innovation in terms of creating a real value-adding meeting agenda can

Do you have an effective board meeting agenda?2021-09-29T13:13:25+00:00

Measuring company purpose culture and values

Does your board know how well the company purpose, culture, and values are embedded in the organization?  Board members on the forefront agree that company purpose, culture, and values are significant levers of profitable long term company growth. If defined and implemented well, these can be strong driving forces guiding the strategy and decision-making

Measuring company purpose culture and values2021-09-10T14:27:06+00:00

Benefits of external board evaluation

The benefits of working with an external specialist when doing a board evaluation  What should you expect from an external board evaluation process, and can it really make a difference vs. doing it yourself? The answers are “valuable insights” and “yes”! An experienced evaluator can provide priceless insights to the board, helping protect the

Benefits of external board evaluation2022-05-09T06:33:11+00:00

Advice for first time board members

Are you new on the board of directors? Is this your first board member role? Do you feel like everyone else knows the ropes, and you aren’t sure quite where to contribute or how to add value? Here is some of our advice for first time board members. Leadership Advisor Group helps companies find

Advice for first time board members2021-08-31T10:18:41+00:00

Why and how to write a Board Committee Charter

Why your board should have written, updated Committee Charters Do your Audit, Nomination, Remuneration or other committees have written, updated charters setting out the roles and responsibilities of each committee? Have these been discussed and agreed at board level? As described in our recent article What is a Board Charter and why is it

Why and how to write a Board Committee Charter2022-04-20T07:16:31+00:00
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