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Read more at: Board Leadership - "If you don't ask, you don't get it" - Mahatma Gandhi

Board Leadership - "If you don't ask, you don't get it" - Mahatma Gandhi

30 November 2022 - In this third in a series of blogs on Board Leadership, CISL Fellow Prof. Richard Calland builds on the argument about the new corporate governance framework for understanding the leadership responsibility of the board by shifting from the legal and conceptual issues of principle to the ‘how’ of governance. Specifically, what are the questions that a board should be asking itself and the executive of the company if it is to provide the leadership needed? The blog offers an Oversight Framework to help board directors think through how to position themselves to ask the right questions at the right time.


Read more at: Board Leadership – The Shifting Sands Of Corporate Governance

Board Leadership – The Shifting Sands Of Corporate Governance

1 September 2022 - This blog is the second in a series from CISL Fellow, Professor Richard Calland. It builds on the over-arching argument about why boards matter and why boards must lead, by exploring the emerging corporate law and governance terrain. It concludes by laying the gauntlet for directors to start focusing on how they lead and how they govern through the much clearer multi-focal lens of direction, oversight and accountability, in direct service of organizational purpose.


Read more at: Why boards must lead - board governance and accountability
Why boards must lead

Why boards must lead - board governance and accountability

26 April 2022 - This blog is the first in a series from CISL Fellow, Professor Richard Calland on Why Boards Must Lead. It explores the core fiduciary responsibility of the board of directors, and how it has changed substantially, before inviting a deeper critical reflection on the fundamental purpose of a business and the implications for board governance. It concludes by laying the leadership gauntlet for boards to reset their mission and rewire their approach to leadership, so as to fundamentally rethink the role of business in society and the economy.