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Posts from ‘January, 2013’

Exceptional Non Executive Directors

By The Academy Team Boards are a balance of personalities and skills. Those operating in the business look to Non Executive Directors for an independent, external view of business strategy and operations. A recent Korn/Ferry report asks the question, “What Makes an Exceptional Independent Non Executive Director? In the Foreword to the report, Mary Francis […]

Is your team right for 2013?

By The Academy Team As 2013 begins and you look for ways to grow and develop your business, your people will be a critical area to get right. Do you have the right people in the right places and doing the right things to move the business forward or are they keeping you from moving […]

Successfully Choosing A Non-Executive Director

By Jeremy Thorn Hiring a Non-Executive Director is a big step for many smaller companies, especially when they have never had one before.  What should you look for?  Jeremy Thorn has been a Director of many boards, both large and small, in the UK and overseas, not only as ‘a hired hand’ but also as […]

Top Team Tune-up

By Sue Firth Too often I begin a consultancy project only to find enthusiasm is not at fault but instead the process becomes derailed by the struggles the top team are having in agreeing the direction of the change; the strategy for it, or the speed of implementation. These issues are not only discussed at […]