What do we talk about when we talk about trust?

Inter-organisational trust is different to inter-personal trust. In human relationships we use the language of trust when we talk about personal loyalty, of people caring for each other in sickness and in health, and always looking after a friend’s best interests. But...

Socia in conversation… The art of chairmanship

Chairmanship is much more art than science and success is based on the particular constitution of the Board and the requirements of the individual Board members. Boards in different sectors and different industries make different demands on the chairman, however the...

Virtual collaboration – a contradiction in terms?

An email popped into my mailbox last week from the Harvard Business Review with the title “Virtual Collaboration is fast becoming the norm, are you ready?” – the same day a colleague sent me a link to a New York Times article about research Google has done into what...

Programme Board Governance – room for improvement

Much of the best practice guidance for Programme Boards has evolved from and built on the disciplines of project management and there are well established bodies of knowledge to draw on. But these tend to focus on ways of managing risk and controlling change in the...