Boardroom Insider

Boardroom Insider

Tools and Tips for Better Boards and Better Directors

Boardroom INSIDER for… AUGUST


The world’s corporate boards of directors face a new flood of demands that they improve diversity,  rethink environmental and social (ESG) issues, and focus more on stakeholders rather than just investors.  Oh, and they need to do a better job of keeping companies out of financial, legal and political disasters too.

So why are boards doing so badly with this ambitious job description?  “Board members are stuck with an outmoded, inadequate governance model that isn’t fit to purpose,” writes publisher and business trainer Ralph Ward in the August issue of his online monthly Boardroom INSIDER.  Ward works with boards worldwide, and finds directors want to know “less about the high-altitude topics like ESG, and more on down-to-earth boardsmanship fixes,” – how to run better meetings, and improved board information, controls, agendas, committees and so on.

Ward is gathering these real-world “boardroom hacks” into a forthcoming book, and the August BI shares a preview on topics including:

  • Shaping board calendars and agendas that drive more and better boardwork, in less time.
  • How corporate secretaries are the secret to board success, and five hacks they can use to shake up governance.
  • How to tear apart board meeting info packages and rebuild them for better insight, less bulk and easier use.
  • Hacks pro board members are using to prepare before the board meeting.

CONTACT: Tel 1+989-833-7615 or via email

Ralph Ward’s latest book, Board Seeker: Your Guidebook and Career Map into the Corporate Boardroom (Business Expert Press) gathers 20 years’ experience in board counseling and research to give “board wannabes” the steps and insights needed to craft a successful board search campaign.
— Here’s why you have more “board experience” than you think (and why your current resume hides it).
— How women can jump the career obstacles they face into the boardroom.
— Finding your board search mentors and networks.
— How board searches really work (and how to turn flaws in the process to your advantage).
— Gaining the attention of board contacts and search firms.
— Prepping for a board interview… and for your first board meeting.