Category Archives: Governance

Advertising for board members – 5 common failings

Appoint has helped 140 organisations promote their governance roles over the last year. Some received many high quality applications. Others didn’t. While we acknowledge that an organisation’s brand and the level of remuneration on offer can influence applicants, mitigating the … Continue reading

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My new venture…

It had been gnawing away at me for a couple of years.  There had to be a better way of connecting boards with individuals wanting to share their governance experience. New Zealand needs stronger privately owned businesses and not for … Continue reading

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Bringing wisdom to your business

As business owners return from a deserved break many will have reflected on a tough 24 months. Challenged and tired they’ve found themselves sucked back in to day-to-day operations.  Well-intentioned plans to transition out of the business remain unfulfilled. “Where’s … Continue reading

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Words from the wise

Last week I attended a three day Qualified Director workshop where 20 subject matter experts shared their thoughts on governance. There’s nothing quite like quality professional development to refresh your enthusiasm and focus. Hot off the press, here are my … Continue reading

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Know your Advisory Board Composition

Advisory Board composition – ever considered assembling one to add ideas and expertise to your business?  I’ve recently guided a few medium sized companies in this area. Here are some thoughts… Spot the Difference: Advisory Board and Board of Directors … Continue reading

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Who’s on Board?

Owners of privately held businesses often question me about the dynamics of their Board of Directors. Forming a board is generally seen as the sign of a maturing organisation. Sometimes it is driven by the owner’s recognition that new and … Continue reading

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