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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

Why and how to write a Board Charter

Definition of a Board Charter, and why your board should have one  What is a Board Charter? Should your board write one? This article explores the definition and benefits of the Board Charter, a document which is extremely useful for aligning expectations but used less frequently in some countries than in others. Definition A

Why and how to write a Board Charter2021-06-16T08:47:25+00:00

Board self-evaluation vs external evaluation

Are you in charge of organizing your company’s next board evaluation? Here’s a brief description of a board self-assessment vs. an external third-party evaluation, followed by our tips below. Self-assessment The board evaluates itself, normally initiated by the Chair with practical help from the company secretary, legal counsel, Nomination Committee or

Board self-evaluation vs external evaluation2022-05-02T09:37:46+00:00

Why and how to evaluate board performance and build better boards

Here are examples of modules to consider for an in-depth third-party / external evaluation In the current environment of rapid change, boards are asked to play an even more crucial role in steering their companies through turbulent times. This means that ensuring the right non-executives are at the table and maximizing the board’s effectiveness

Why and how to evaluate board performance and build better boards2022-05-02T09:35:31+00:00

Why should your company publish details about your board of directors

Why and how to describe your board members to the public? Companies don’t always do a great job of describing their boards of directors to the public. Some probably forget to review the texts on their website. Others may not have realized what an important opportunity they are missing. Describing the significant experience and track

Why should your company publish details about your board of directors2022-04-05T14:31:40+00:00

Why and how to evaluate the Chair

Boards are becoming accustomed to annual evaluations, but they do not always evaluate the Chair It can be tough to evaluate the Chair, but according to most national corporate governance recommendations, all board members should be formally evaluated. Here are some considerations on how to do it well. The Chair's leadership of the

Why and how to evaluate the Chair2022-09-06T12:55:14+00:00

How to involve your board at the right level in company strategy

What is your board's role in company strategy? The board of directors exists to safeguard the company's and stakeholders' interests and ensure value creation in the short as well as long term.  As part of that role, it is responsible for the company’s strategy and for following up on its execution. So HOW should

How to involve your board at the right level in company strategy2021-04-13T10:57:41+00:00

Checklist for a board evaluation

Do you know what process to use and topics to include in your board evaluation?   Review our checklist for your board evaluation below. Your overall goal should be to create a foundation for an open discussion of how to continuously improve the work of your board. You also want to evaluate whether the board has the

Checklist for a board evaluation2021-05-04T18:52:19+00:00

Why boards should value the chance to improve corporate governance

Boards and companies often feel weighed down when handling and reporting on corporate governance It can seem like a heavy burden to comply with the recommendations / code and is sometimes seen as a “tick the box” exercise.  A few boards even try to handle assessment of compliance in one meeting, as if

Why boards should value the chance to improve corporate governance2021-06-07T11:16:08+00:00


Advice for boards and top management teams The articles in this section are a based on Leadership Advisor Group's expertise built through years of experience improving board and top team effectiveness by addressing processes, governance, and team dynamics as well as identifying and developing the key strengths of individual leaders. Our ambition is

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