Board & Director Performance

3 tips for directors on asset management

All board directors are asset managers, entrusted to manage and generate value from investments for the organisation and its stakeholders.

What directors need to know about adapting to the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things will profoundly affect how we live our lives and businesses must adapt. Gavin Smith, Chair of the Internet of Things Alliance, explains what directors need to know.

The 5 steps boards should take to deal with crises

There may be no greater test of a board than how it deals with a crisis. The nerves, emotional responses and judgment of the directors are all tested in a time-critical situation.

13 steps to guard against shareholder activism

Many boards of ASX 200 companies have stepped up their role in shareholder engagement and helped improve the organisation’s investor relations.

Sharing the wealth: getting the most out of underutilised assets

In this extract from the AICD publishing imprint’s latest title, Asset Management for Directors, author Monique Beedles discusses a novel approach for generating value from underutilised assets.

4 things that can make or break your organisation’s reputation

Reputation is everything – even Warren Buffet thinks so.

The 5 main challenges facing today's not-for-profit boards

Ahead of the AICD’s NFP Forum, being held in Perth in May, keynote speaker Anne Skipper AM FAICD shared five of the main challenges she sees NFP boards facing.

6 steps to jumpstarting Australian growth

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) last week released its latest Blueprint for Growth, a comprehensive plan to help boost productivity.

3 leading directors tackle disruption, innovation and crises

At a recent AICD event, three leading directors, in conversation with Alan Kohler, tackled the big challenges facing Australian boards.

5 questions boards must ask about cybersecurity

“The day of the ball is not the time to learn how to dance,” says the Wall Street Journal’s Cybersecurity Research Director, Rob Sloan.

Is your organisation in the governance ‘sweet spot’?

A new report prepared for the launch of the AICD’s Advisory business unit sheds fresh light on the link between governance and performance across a range of organisations.

What is the purpose of business?

Is a company’s only responsibility to make profit per Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman? AICD Senior Policy Adviser Lucas Ryan surveys the latest thinking.

The Dismal Science podcast: WA economy edition

In the AICD's new weekly podcast, the AICD Chief Economist Stephen Walters discusses the economic news directors need to be across. In the second episode, Stephen and AICD writer Ivan Ah Sam talk abou

Should there be more women in Australian boardrooms?

This International Women’s Day the Australian Institute of Company Directors asked nine prominent female directors to read out some of the feedback we received when we asked if there should be more wo

5 tips to make your LinkedIn profile stand out

At a recent AICD event, professional LinkedIn profile and résumé writer Karen Tisdell shared her top tips on enhancing your online presence and why you should treat LinkedIn as seriously as any face-t

7 ways to improve the AGM

The annual general meeting has come under fire for not staying relevant in the contemporary corporate governance environment.

3 common behaviours that can stand between you and high performance

While all boards aspire to high performance, many fall well short of that goal.

ASIC's accounting warning for directors

ASIC has issued two important releases on preparing financial statements and on upcoming changes to accounting standards. AICD Senior Policy Adviser Kerry Hicks explains what directors need to know.

5 top global risks in 2017

A new report, based on a survey of experts, ranks the top global risks that could shake your organisation in 2017.

How to get your board career started

When setting out on a board career, you can’t expect to jump straight on to an ASX 20 board.

Interview techniques for aspiring directors

Whether you are an aspiring director or a director with many years’ experience behind you, one should never underestimate the power of preparation for that next board interview.