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As The War Heats Up
The global financial crisis provided a brief respite in the war for talent. This article investigates how boards can assist as conditions on ‘the battlefield’ heat up again. Reference: Company Director, February 2010, p 50 – 52

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Balancing the Director Liability Burden
As society reappraises the risks posed by limited liability corporations, this article stresses the importance of balancing the liability burden faced by directors Reference: Company Director, February 2010, p 42 – 45

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Directorships in Cyberspace
Directors have much to gain by using new technologies, but as this article reports, they also need to be aware of the many risks. Reference: Company Director, September 2010, p 32 – 35

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Double Trouble
Do good things come in pairs? This article investigates whether a two-tiered board would be better clarify directors’ roles and responsibilities and help close the “expectation gap”. Reference: Company Director, August 2010, p 28 – 31

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Six Ways Companies Mismanage Risk
To manage risk effectively, you have to choose the right data and metrics and have a clear sense of how all the moving parts work together. This article looks at the six fundamental mistakes that Directors and Risk Managers routinely make. Reference: Harvard Business Review, March 2009, Vol. 87 Issue 3, p 86 – 94

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The Case for Professional Boards
When the world's largest financial institutions had to be rescued from insolvency in 2008, many experts laid the blame at the feet of corporate boards. In this article, the author presents a new model for the corporate board. Reference: Harvard Business Review, December 2010, Vol. 88 Issue 12, p 50 - 58

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The Gender Imbalance
Research increasingly shows greater gender diversity can boost performance, yet women remain underrepresented on Australian boards. This article investigates why and what can be done. Reference: Company Director, June 2010, p 28 – 30

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When the CEO Isn’t up to Scratch
Boards need to target potential CEO underperformance well before bigger problems emerge. This article provides some tips on how to spot a CEO who isn’t up to scratch and what to do about it. Reference: Company Director, February 2010, p 16 – 19

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When the Chairman Underperforms
Chairman ineffectiveness can be the “elephant in the room” for some boards. This article investigates what boards can do about it. Reference: Company Director, July 2010, p 20 – 24

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