"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. "

Steve Jobs

Board Talks

Informative writing on current board issues

The Boardroom Conversation

This excerpt - on the importance of the Boardroom Conversation in ensuring board effectiveness - is from the Institute of Directors Guide to Business Risk for board members. The chapter is written by Alison Hogan with support from Ronny Vansteenkiste, SVP, Group Head Talent Management & Organisation Development, Willis Group


Excellence in Board Leadership

This paper summarises some issues and key questions that emerged from an Inquiry aimed at identifying some of the key practices that underpin excellence in leadership of boards in line with good corporate governance. It consists of open-ended interviews with current and former FTSE 100 chairmen.


Wrestling with unknown unknowns – the dilemma of the non-executive director

In an increasingly complex and interconnected world, it is a constant challenge for independent, nonexecutive directors of boards to have a clear mandate and be truly effective in their roles. Corporate Finance Review


Coaching the Board

How coaching boards is different from coaching executive teams, with case examples from the private, public and voluntary sectors. Written by Peter Hawkins and Alison Hogan, Leadership Team Coaching in Practice, Kogan Page, 2014


Board and Investor Review of CEO pay

Executive remuneration is one of the most important and intractable issues facing boards today, particularly CEO pay. This paper, written by Anchor and The Board Advisory Partnership captures many practical insights from a series of conversations between chairmen and investors.