Category Archives: Governing bodies

EQ in the boardroom

EQ is an area I have always wanted to explore, and understand better. Even more so when Jack Ma, Alibaba founder, told the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York in September 2017 that “If you want to be respected, you need IQ, EQ and also LQ.” “And what is LQ? The quotient of love,

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The best job in the boardroom?

Over thirty company secretaries and governance professionals met this week at the Leadership Development Programme and Networking Club* dinner in London, to listen to Jane Earl FCIS reflect on her career, and lead a discussion on how company secretaries can become more effective players in the boardroom. Jane’s thirty-year career had taken her through a

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The Chartered Secretary profession at the crossroads

In my previous post, I talked about the proposal by the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) to introduce a new qualification, that of Chartered Governance Professional. The debate has now been had – in meetings around the world, and on LinkedIn. I am grateful to Peter Swabey, Policy and Research Director at ICSA

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