20 episodes

Education and development for new and aspiring company directors and board members.

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Education and development for new and aspiring company directors and board members.

    The Financial Risks Of Being A Board Member | Ep. 20

    The Financial Risks Of Being A Board Member | Ep. 20

    As board members, we open ourselves up to risk - financial and otherwise. But how do you begin to get your head around exactly what this risk is and how deep it can reach into your and your family’s lives? I look to answer that question, sent in by a listener, who wanted to understand the financial risk she (and by default her family) might be taking on if she accepts a board position. She also wanted to know what the risks are of being sued, and if it’s worth taking out insurance to cover the risks of being on a board?

    Please note: all information in this - and other episodes of the Board Shorts Podcast - is general in nature. You should seek advice from appropriately qualified specialists to address your specific circumstance.

    • 19 min
    Your First 100 Days with Kelvin Spiller | Ep. 19

    Your First 100 Days with Kelvin Spiller | Ep. 19

    Kelvin Spiller, author of One Step Ahead: what aspiring leaders and CEOs need to know before, during, and after their first 100 days, shares the leadership model he has developed from his experience across 8 CEO roles and more than 35 board and committee roles, and how you can maximise and leverage your first 100 days in a leadership role.

    Kelvin's book, One Step Ahead, can be purchased here: https://www.kelvinspiller.com.au/product-page

    • 42 min
    A Better Way to Board Succession Planning | Ep. 18

    A Better Way to Board Succession Planning | Ep. 18

    My 10+ years in the boardroom has given me a valuable perspective on board succession planning and board recruitment.

    I’ve observed that boards in all industries and types of organisations struggle with this. As they say, they can’t ‘find good people’.

    I actually refuse to believe this.

    There are plenty of great people looking to join boards, even yours!

    It turns out that the quality of your board candidates is directly related to the quality of your recruitment activities. Many boards don’t have any board recruitment activities. And they are surprised that they can't find good people...

    Enough on that for the moment!

    In this episode of the Board Shorts Podcast I talk further about this topic. I share what I’ve learned over my board career so far and present a model for succession planning that I’ve been developing over the past few years. It is designed to help you and your board understand - and improve - your board succession planning and board recruitment practices.

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    Looking for the sample Director Selection and Induction Process mentioned in the show? Visit https://getonboardaustralia.com.au/board-shorts-podcast-a-better-way-to-board-succession-planning-ep-18/ for the link to download.

    • 27 min
    Risk And Crisis Management with David Campbell | Ep. 17

    Risk And Crisis Management with David Campbell | Ep. 17

    In this episode of the Board Shorts podcast I am joined by David Campbell. David is an expert in risk and crisis management. David has an interesting way of looking at business risk; focusing on the opportunities that business risks present. Dare I say it, David makes talking about risk management fun!

    In this episode, David covers:
    - What he sees is the board’s role in risk and crisis management;
    - How to change your perception of risk management as an advantage;
    - Where he sees boards get lost and overwhelmed with risk and crisis management;
    - And, some simple and practical ways that boards can start doing risk management more effectively.

    David Campbell is the Managing Director of Resilience Planning, a leading provider of risk, emergency, crisis and continuity planning, training, exercising and assurance services.

    David has over 20 years of experience in this field, and lectures at the University of South Australia.

    His career in emergency services has helped David to develop his unique perspective on risk, business continuity, and leveraging it for strategic advantage.

    Contact David
    Website: http://www.resilienceplanning.com.au
    Email: david@resilienceplanning.com.au
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/davidcampbel

    • 33 min
    How to Prepare For A Board Interview | Ep. 16

    How to Prepare For A Board Interview | Ep. 16

    In this episode we cover the main areas of questioning you will likely experience during your board interview and how best you can prepare for these. We also touch on a few other areas that are recommended you review to prepare any questions to ask the interviewer(s) so that you are *really* sure about joining the board (or not).

    • 24 min
    How Your Constitution Impacts or Enables Your Board Composition and Recruitment | Ep. 15

    How Your Constitution Impacts or Enables Your Board Composition and Recruitment | Ep. 15

    BoardShorts Podcast - Diary of a Board Member

    • 25 min

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