Need a NED? Here’s how to avoid the pitfalls

Caroline Gourlay (caroline@carolinegourlay.co.uk) makes some interesting points in her latest blog, Need a NED? Here’s how to avoid the pitfalls, about the need for boards to fully understand the role of the Non-Executive Director before making an appointment. The NED role is very different from that of an executive director and whilst being an experienced executiveContinue reading “Need a NED? Here’s how to avoid the pitfalls”

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

Is your board dysfunctional?

Volume 11 Issue 11 12 Jun 2013 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? If not, David Doughty, CEO of UK-based Excellencia, believes your board is likely to have some degree of dysfunctionality and is possibly inContinue reading “Is your board dysfunctional?”

Directors train to speak like the geeks

If you don’t know HTML from CSS, digital opportunities may be missed Hannah Prevett Sunday Times 2 June 2013 Code breaker: every business has been affected by technology, says Kathryn Parsons When a company sees its future as digital, the top brass need to be in the loop. WPP, the global marketing agency, has sentContinue reading “Directors train to speak like the geeks”

Finance for Non Finance Directors – Oxford 4 April 2013

Finance for Non Finance Directors: Financial Business Management Tools and Financial Business Concepts for non-finance executive and non-executive directors This course will provide essential knowledge of the key financial management issues and concepts needed by all Directors, Consultants or current or aspiring Non-Executive Directors in order to be effective members of the boards of private,Continue reading “Finance for Non Finance Directors – Oxford 4 April 2013”

How to become an effective Executive Director – Oxford 11 January 2013

The effective Executive Director course helps you to be a more effective member of the board. The step-up from senior management to a board role requires a new skill-set and a different way of looking at things. As an Executive Director you are not only responsible for your functional role but now have collective responsibility for the strategicContinue reading “How to become an effective Executive Director – Oxford 11 January 2013”

Excellencia Effective Director Courses – Programme Spring 2013

Effective Director Courses from excellencia help to improve Board performance and make the Board more effective. The programme of courses for Spring 2013 is shown below. Click on the links for more information about each course and to book your place. Early bird discounts are available up to one month before the course date. EVENTContinue reading “Excellencia Effective Director Courses – Programme Spring 2013”