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Leadership

How are you leading your organisation forward

Successful organisations reflect the ability of their leader. So what makes a leader more than just a figurehead. Effective leaders demonstrate a unique set of qualities such as: They believe in themselves knowing that they can make a positive impact by adding value to the organisation they serve. They are confident in their own ability.&nb... Keep Reading

 
Accountability

Boards need a good dose of

Boards need a good dose of .. Ethical behaviour, interpretive-reflective thinking and the ability to ask searching questions is the cure some boards may need a good dose of. Reflecting on the factors that catapulted the US banking sector into a worldwide Keep Reading

 

Boards for SMEs - A strategic tool for growing a business

Boards for SMEs - A strategic tool for growing a business When a company is formed the directors take on a governance responsibility, though often not viewed as such. Directors of any company, large or small, have to comply with statutory requirements an... Keep Reading

 
Governance Matters

Best Practice is one part of Governance

Best Practice is one part of Governance Over past years boards have improved their structures and processes by adopting best practice. But to become truly effective, boards must build strong boardroom dynamics and risk management capabilities. Despite a... Keep Reading

 

Its time to shatter the Glass Network

Its time to shatter the Glass Network New Zealand was once a leader in social change, but judging by the makeup of our boardrooms today, we are losing the pace and falling behind. As well as being the first country in the world to give women the vote, as... Keep Reading

 
Accountability

It's time for 'Reflective' practices in Boardrooms

It's time for 'Reflective' practices in Boardrooms Governance literature refers to the four pillars of governance: accountability, transparency, culture and leadership but it’s time we dug deeper. At the heart of good governance is the ability o... Keep Reading

 

Hallelujah

Hallelujah “A directors’ job is to work within the spirit of the law as well as complying with the law.  The spirit encapsulates transparency, integrity, accountability and independence (of thought)” Many shareholders of Nuplex In... Keep Reading

 

Who will guard the guards?

Who will guard the guards? Who is watching over boards as boards watch over management?  Of course in theory Boards are accountable to the shareholders/stakeholders but how can they get assurance that people they have appointed as their guardians ar... Keep Reading

 

Effectiveness is not easy to achieve

Effectiveness is not easy to achieve Boards and Trusts can quickly find themselves working to a set pattern: reviewing past minutes, considering papers put forward from management and overseeing organisational performance. Such routine performance sugges... Keep Reading

 

Collective or Super Governance

Collective or Super Governance The emergence of initiatives such as the Integrated Family Health Centre and the new Auckland Governance structure have the potential to achieve efficiencies within the organisations as well as to bring improved services to... Keep Reading

 

Transparency - the Cinderella of governance

Transparency - the Cinderella of governance Accountability, transparency and independence are the three key cornerstones of sound governance. Acting for shareholder or owners, considering stakeholders as well as the various matters relating to financial ... Keep Reading

 

360 organisational vision in the Boardroom

360 organisational vision in the Boardroom The alleged fraud of $600,000 from the IHC fundraising activities, as reported in the Sunday Star Times on 10 January 2010, emits a strong signal to board directors and trustees. As directors and trustees turn t... Keep Reading

 

Never have so few done so much damage to so many

So Who’s Accountable Now You know what it’s like catching up with friends over Christmas and sharing thoughts about the world around us. Just last week as five of us enjoyed each others’ company ‘the plight of the shareholders&rsq... Keep Reading