Bryan’s Blog: Your role is to guide not control

Stop saying “It depends”! Whether you are the CEO, or in a strategic advising role such as CFO or the Head of HR, your job is to guide, not control.  I hope you agree.  If you don’t, check my previous Blog “The 21st century is a terrible time to be a control freak”. Once this…
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Risk Leadership: Should a board have a sub-committee overseeing risk?

Back in 2009 I wrote in my Blog about whether boards should have separate audit and risk sub-committees.  I argued the larger organisations should. In 2012 I wrote in my Blog arguing that boards should not have sub-committees overseeing risk.  I said that they should have one assurance committee ensuring that what is presented to…
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Bryan’s Blog: Direction set – now what?

Last Blog I challenged you on what you had to say when the chief last set direction for your organisation, division or business unit. Whether or not you had plenty of input on the direction, you are sure to have impact on how the organisation gets there. One of the classic misses by key decision…
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Bryan’s Blog: When the chief set direction, what did you have to say?

The role of the chief in any organisation, division or business unit is to set a firm direction for the organisation or team to follow.  That includes a clear purpose along with specific goals.  Sometimes they get it right, sometimes they don’t. The last time the chief set direction, what did you have to say? …
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