Category: The boardroom
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
Do professional firms need non-executive directors? How relevant is board governance to a firm?
Calum Lynch, is responsible for Grant Thornton’s Business Risk Services team outside of London. He recently spoke at the Leeds Managing Partners’ Forum, discussing risk management in professional services firms. This blog picks out some
Do you want to be part of our Social Media Experiment? #SocMedX
Intrigued? Then stay with us, read on and all will be revealed… We’ve put everything we’ve learned about business blogging into our latest ebook, How to write a top ranked business blog. But we didn’t want to just put it out there and make
Social media and REF score: how universities are helping academics to increase engagement
The Guardian recently highlighted how public engagement for universities is changing. Engagement as a two-way process is now a necessary part of university research and the publication of academic work. But for many academics and researchers, it involves
Top 10 media training tips for expert women – and men – giving media interviews
Mrs Moneypenny of the FT asked this weekend ‘are you an adept user of social media?’ Since most of the FT’s readers are boardroom directors, I would anticipate the answer to that question would not only be ‘no’ but more likely ‘you
Horse meat crisis part 2 – what about internal communications?
The horse meat crisis has now been running for a month. How time flies. Back in January, this blog looked at how Tesco had responded to the initial scare and what a crisis communications plan should look like. A question from a client made me
Is football holding women back from the UK’s boards?
This blog also appeared on The Huffington Post. Last week a handful of men experienced, at first hand, what it is like to be outnumbered at senior levels. The Women’s Business Forum attracted more than 420 high powered delegates from the UK and America.
Is BP on the right track to change its diversity and culture?
“If you have two people who think alike, one is unnecessary” What a great quote! Linda Emery, Talent and Diversity Director at BP referred to this when I met her recently, following up on Bob Dudley’s invitation at the CBI Conference. In October