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1601, 2017

Five simple tips to make Board strategic planning more effective

January 16th, 2017|

Five simple tips to make Board strategic planning more effective A Board has three roles: identifying and mitigating risk, validating and overseeing the strategic plan and performance managing the CEO. Regarding the strategic plan, there is lots of governance confusion. Many Boards see it as their role to develop the strategic plan.  They don’t need [...]

1301, 2017

How Board Self-Assessments Kill Corporate Governance

January 13th, 2017|

How many governance Boards of Directors think they’ve nailed corporate governance because their own internal self-assessment says so? There are several (obvious?) reasons why self-assessments are dangerous. Lack of competency. The truth is, most Boards and most Directors struggle with key concepts of corporate governance. If you’ve ever seen two Boards or two Directors define [...]

1111, 2016

A Simpler Board Role, Better Corporate Governance

November 11th, 2016|

Corporate Governance: Board Effectiveness We’ve been involved in corporate governance consulting now for over twenty years. We’ve also served as Directors for public, private and not-for-profits organizations. Here’s what we’ve learned about corporate governance: Every Board of Directors we’ve ever met has cared deeply about providing strong governance. Individual Directors care just as deeply. The [...]

609, 2016

Outsource Writer for RFP Responses

September 6th, 2016|

How Outsourcing Your RFP Proposal Response Will Make Your Business Better There are actually some people in the world who love the challenge of responding to an RFP.  They’re organized, good with details, strong writers, expert researchers and ok working to a tight deadline. Sometimes, they’re even fun and know how to work on a [...]

209, 2016

How to Update your Toronto Executive Personal Brand

September 2nd, 2016|

How to Update your Toronto Executive Personal Brand Over the past seven years we’ve talked to hundreds of executives in Toronto and all over the world about their personal brands. Many are over forty and looking for their next corporate role. Some have decided to go ‘post-corporate’ and redefine themselves as a consultant or some [...]

2308, 2016

Top 12 Tips for Responding to RFP’s – What We’ve Learned from Clients on Winning Bids

August 23rd, 2016|

Writing a winning proposal takes some planning, time and skill. Over the years we’ve worked with clients on hundreds of responses. We’ve worked with large organizations and small ones. Regardless of size, there are some clear ways to succeed. Stepping back a little, here’s our list of the top twelve tips for writing a winning [...]

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