Being right doesn’t count

Being right doesn’t count… Sometimes the most important lessons are the easiest to state but the hardest to learn. Thirty years ago I was just starting my first job as a graduate engineer at what was then the biggest chemical works in Europe at ICI on Teesside. Armed...

One evaluation framework for all Boards?

After our successful Socia event in March where a panel debated the importance of evaluation in order to improve Board performance, Governance magazine has published an article by Alex and David which summarises the main messages from this discussion. The article...

A Bolder Braver Better 2015

The space between Christmas and New Year is a great time for reflection and catching up on that pile of reading that has been building up in the ‘Quite Interesting’ section of the to-do list. It’s also traditionally a time for looking forward with a sense of hope and...

Socia Board survey quoted in the Financial Times

FT columnist Stefan Stern has written an article on the learning that private, public and 3rd sector Boards can take from one another which quotes from the Socia Board surveyand Board leadership seminar. You can read his article on the FT website (full access may...