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Is Your Board Behaving?

Culture is a critical component of good governance.  Tesse Akpeki explains.   Leadership values the importance of collegiality, #trust, #confidence and #connection in building #effectiveboards in the UK through appropriate conduct.   Culture is a strong enabler in this regard, underpinning fundamental values, attitudes and behaviours. The #CharityGovernanceCode stresses that an effective board makes sure that […]


Good Thinking – Effective Thinking for Every situation

Good thinking is one that successful people have in common. People who achieve their dreams understand the critical relationship between their levels of thinking and their level of progress.   When thinking is limited, so is potential. Success is as simple as changing your mind. To do well we must first think well.  Changing thinking can […]


When The Cost of a Tweet is Too High

  The rules of the road in tradition spheres apply to modern channels of communication. Defamation rules attach to tweets, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, instant messaging and the like. Some people might sniff of this and think anything goes, but a recent ruling against Katie Hopkins will focus the mind. The case also demonstrates that the […]


The Critical Friend – to keep or to forget?

Evidence shows that criticism is helpful provided it is constructive.   For even greater effect, encouragement should go hand in hand with criticism. The environment for everyone should be nurturing and supportive. So why are critics sometimes perceived as being not so helpful? Critics point out what is wrong and can leave others feeling bad about […]



What Do You Make Ok?

A leader who does not excel for a brief period of time, but impresses over decade can be a rare find. What distinguishes this leader is their passion, their attention to every detail. One of the hallmarks of great leaders is how obsessed they are by their pursuits and their willingness to push every distraction […]


Reframing Leadership

As we start afresh in 2017, here are 5 tips on reframing leadership: Be respectful If you are going to raise a concern, make sure it is specific (versus being vague and general). It is an issue that can be addressed and the individual can influence Carry out your role well (and be willing to […]



How to Engage your Trustees with Social Media

Charity trustee boards don’t always see social media as an essential communications tool. The use of social media in organisations over the last few years has grown dramatically among charity staff and trustees, according to Onboard’s report Governing with Intent. But even with this growth, social media is not high on the boardroom agenda. According […]