The Top Workplace Trends of 2018

Predictions by Ian Lloyd, Director at Vistage UK. Human interaction is back- the link between positive working relationships and increased collaboration and job satisfaction is nothing new. Look at Apple’s new facility and Google Cafés as examples of what’s possible when people stop emailing and start talking. While technology can make us more efficient we…

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The Code for Sports Governance – new culture means opportunities for independent directors – Liz McMahon

Sport and physical activity boards have historically been perceived as closed to all who were not athletes or sport administrators or those “in the network”.  But thanks to the recently implemented Code for Sports Governance, this is no longer the case.   Initiated by DCMS (the Department for Culture, Media  and Sport) and developed by UK…

Appointing a NXD? – Understand Their Role for a Functional Board

At NEDonBoard’s regular dedicated non-executive director events, discussions with members has, on numerous occasions, turned to the issues around boards fully understanding the role of NXDs and how to enable a functional board. Needless to say, it can be highly unproductive to appoint NXDs to a board when some of the executive team, or even new NXD themselves, don’t fully understand the role of…

Entrepreneurial words of advice: Egan O’Callaghan

Egan O’Callaghan is a Non-Executive Director and Board Chair, and an expert in advising on and delivering cross-functional business turnaround and growth strategies for global SMEs and mid-sized organisations to drive profitability. NEDonBoard interviewed Egan to hear his entrepreneurial words of advice. His insights and bio can be read further below. 1) How have you…

Expert Interview: Peaches Golding

Connecting with experienced non-executive directors is good practice to understanding the reality of becoming and being an effective non-executive director. Peaches Golding OBE is just such, being an experienced non-executive director in regulated and unregulated businesses operating in the media, healthcare, education, tourism and charitable sectors.  She became England’s first black High Sheriff (an appointment of…