Category: The boardroom
Ten questions every board should be asking about social media
This week I was asked by RSM in Leeds to speak on digital transformation for charity leaders. It’s always hard to know how to explain strategic social media to people who don’t understand it. What angle do you start from? I generally talk through
Digital disruption – how is it shaping companies and boards of the future?
What do companies of the future look like? And what sort of boards do you need to run them? From the discussions at a Heidrick & Struggles breakfast debate this morning, traditional corporates are struggling to think digital, disrupt their existing
How to get more women on boards and in leadership roles?
The argument is won. Sort of. Most boards – whether enthusiastically or reluctantly – admit they need more women at the top of their organisation. Some because they know it just makes business sense, others because they look increasingly odd and out
5 tips to chair a board meeting outstandingly
One of the issues often raised by leaders is how to chair a board or meeting successfully. Here I share my tips from chairing boards myself and from having been on the receiving end of not great chairmanship! In our research for helping women to be recognised
Should CEOs be on twitter? Why they should – and why they shouldn’t
The FT’s Maija Palmer recently looked at chief executives who are on Twitter. The article quoted Linda Bolg of Socialbro who said ‘I would personally always advise (the CEO) being on Twitter as it can raise the company profile’. It was great to
How to grow your business – top tips from 400 entrepreneurs
Looking back on his time as Insider’s deputy editor, Northern Lights communications director Ben Pindar shares the secrets of business success from the hundreds of top entrepreneurs he interviewed over the years. This blog first appeared on Insider