10 Questions to ask a prospective Board Member in 2018

By Warwick Peel, Co-founder and Chief Connection Officer // “Can somebody stop saying disruption, cyber attacks, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, cryptocurrencies and climate risk? It’s doing my head in?” These are the words of those boardrooms stuck in the 1980’s and while many were born well before that (oops, so was I), it’s time we understood what Director mindsets we really …

Non-Executives: A changing landscape for the boardroom

By Warwick Peel, Co-founder and Chief Connection Officer // The changing landscape for the NED (non-executive director) is becoming one of great demand and possibility. A non-executive director – someone who is a member of a company’s board yet not on the executive team – is one that doesn’t necessarily engage in the day-to-day runnings of a company but, ultimately, through …

Are you waiting for permission to lead?

By Paul Smith, Co-founder and CEO // Leadership, whether entrepreneurial, managerial, executive or non-executive doesn’t need experience, it needs attitude. Anyone can be a successful leader, but complacency can play no part. None! All to often I witness wannabe leaders (especially of the boardroom-type) waiting for things to happen TO them rather than making things happen FOR them. Exceptional leaders speak …

Out with the old, in with the new

Out with the old, in with the new (economy)

By Warwick Peel, co-founder & Chief Connection Officer. The new economy is not a particularly descriptive term for the current economic climate. But while it might sound like a vague buzzword, the new economy actually has very specific goals and visions for the future. So, what is it exactly? The new economy aims to be inclusive and sustainable. It’s all …