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Board of forgotten diversity

June 30th, 2010 · No Comments

There is a lot of discussion and commentary at the moment in the UK about boards and governance following the Financial Reporting Council’s publication of the UK Corporate Governance Code (formerly the Combined Code). It’s all about how you ensure that the boards of the future protect us from the disasters over the last couple [...]

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Targets or people?

January 22nd, 2010 · 2 Comments

I read an article in the Guardian last Saturday that I disagreed with. It was an analysis of the recent research conducted by The Work Foundation called ‘Exceeding Expectation: the principles of outstanding leadership’. The analysis in the Guardian is looking to distinguish and almost set at odds either target-driven or people-focused approaches – when [...]

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Clock into a career as a citizen

January 18th, 2010 · No Comments

Last week Mary O’Hara wrote an interesting piece in the Guardian about Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative. It’s a good piece. It’s sad when experienced leaders complete their formal career and expect ‘that call’. If it never comes, they retreat to the golf course. But the call doesn’t always happen because they have been so [...]

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