28 April 2021

What Qualifies You To Be A Director?

#Development  #Director  #Reflective  #Business  

In the UK there is no requirement for any formal qualification to act as a director. In fact, there are very few things that prevent you from becoming one.

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15 January 2021

The Business Masterclass Series Built To Support Your Business

#Training  #Development  #Director  

If we thought that Brexit was going to make business more challenging, the COVID-19 pandemic has left even the most robust of us in some sort of stupor. The good news is there is light appearing, and it is not just the Chancellor with a torch, the rolling out of the vaccine will bring hope to the practically war-torn, and worse, economy.

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5 November 2020

The World-Class Fantasy Board of Directors

#Board  #Director  #Non-Executive Director  

I suspect some of you have had a degree of fun at times, playing and creating a fantasy football team, or my particular favourite, the dream dinner party guest game. So, how about dreaming of a world-class fantasy board of directors?

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3 December 2018

How to Build a World Class Board (Video)

#Director  #Shareholder  #Board  #Non-Executive Director  

Throughout her career Jo Haigh has acted as Non-Exec Director and Chairman for over 40 companies, in this blog she shares her three top tips on how to build a world-class board.

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8 May 2018

Using The “F” Word Is Essential If You Want to Be A World-Class NED

#Board  #Director  #Non-Executive Director  

Being the best possible Non-Executive Director doesn’t come easily, but my eight golden “F” words may help…

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15 September 2017

Bored of Board Meetings?

#Board  #Development  #Director  #Reflective  

As a non-executive director chair of multiple companies, I attend at least 50 board meetings a year and have done for years. Many of these meetings are productive and even fun, but not always. This certainly isn't due to lack of enthusiasm or commitment from the members, but at least on some occasions a staleness invades the process.

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14 March 2017

How To Be The Perfect Non-Executive Director (Video)

#Director  #Non-Executive Director  

Are you thinking of becoming or hiring a non-executive director, but not quite sure on the role and responsibilities? It is crucial you are aware of what is expected and what should be given as necessity, such as challenging the board and asking those important questions, which nobody dare ask.

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23 February 2017

With Brexit unfolding, focus on the things you can directly control, rather than those you can't!

#Staff  #Development  #Training  #Director  

Unless you sit near a political power house you can only indirectly affect the outcome; closer to home you can make a real difference to your outlook by taking charge of your resources.

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