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...

Why Board evaluation matters

Alex and David were recently asked to write an article for the Institute of Leadership and Management’s on-line Insights journal. The looked not only at the value of evaluation for FTSE listed Boards (which is an FRC requirement) but also at Boards in the public...

More questions than answers…

To celebrate their 20th anniversary Strategy + Business magazine recently published a catalogue of the most influential business ideas throughout history. Their editors and various leading thinkers came up with 400 or so major concepts and leadership principles. This...