Where are all the well-paid, private sector, NED jobs?

One of our NEDworks subscribers recently sent us an e-mail asking where all the well-paid, private sector NED roles are? There were just three December private sector vacancies .. Is that all the vacancies from across the whole country? Am I missing something here?  If it is, what are you doing to improve this position as it isContinue reading “Where are all the well-paid, private sector, NED jobs?”

What’s the risk? An inconvenient necessity or a source of competitive advantage?

Neil Woodford – cautious, conservative, contrarian, high-risk? These words could all have been used to describe Woodford’s investment strategy at various times during his slow rise and sudden downfall – and they all give an indication of the degree of risk he was taking with his clients’ money. It is well established in the investmentContinue reading “What’s the risk? An inconvenient necessity or a source of competitive advantage?”

What are the implications of the #FinTech war for talent?

FinTech – the application of cutting edge technology in the Financial Services Industry, in particular the use of Artificial Intelligence, is pitching global corporations against startups in a war for talent in pursuit of the scarce digital transformation and AI skills. Thought leaders from the #RefinitivSocial100 recently discussed the skills challenges surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) and innovationContinue reading “What are the implications of the #FinTech war for talent?”

Practical advice for NEDs when appointing a ‘leapfrog’ CEO

In their article, Leapfrog Succession: A New Trend in Appointing CEOs by Roselinde Torres, Gerry Hansell, Kaye Foster and David Baron, the authors identified an emerging trend whereby an increasing number of CEOs are ‘leapfrog leaders’ meaning that they have been fast-tracked past the more senior executives in the organisation. The reasons for making theseContinue reading “Practical advice for NEDs when appointing a ‘leapfrog’ CEO”

IoD Buckinghamshire, Directors Briefing, Have you got what it takes to be a Non-Executive Director?

IoD Bucks & Milton Keynes Directors Briefing with David Doughty at Hartwell – “Have you got what it takes to be a Non-Executive Director?” Location: Hartwell House Date: 25 February 2016 Time: 07:30 – 09:30 Email Event Bookings Price shown exclude VAT unless otherwise stated. Member price: £25.00 +VAT Non-member price: £30.00 +VAT Book tickets If you’ve ever wanted to findContinue reading “IoD Buckinghamshire, Directors Briefing, Have you got what it takes to be a Non-Executive Director?”

“A BOARDROOM TALE”

Mark Ashcroft had just parked his car and was waiting for the airport shuttle bus when his mobile phone rang. Normally he would let it go to voicemail but when he saw that it was from the new Chairman, Janice Young, he decided that he’d better take it. “Janice. What’s up?” he asked. “Mark, IContinue reading ““A BOARDROOM TALE””

Is your board dysfunctional?

Does your board have directors who trust each other, are committed, are comfortable with conflict, hold each other to account and are focused on results?

Becoming a Non-Executive Director can be a win-win-win situation

When an SME executive takes a Non-Executive Director position on another SME board, not only does it benefit the individual and the board on which he or she sits as a NED, it also benefits the board on which they are an Executive Director – a true win-win-win situation