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· September 25, 2017
What a joke the AICD is with its latest play on gender politics. If any organisation should be advocating selection on merit it's the AIDC.

A better indication of the poor state of Australian boards the number of corporations and not-for-profits that have joined Australian Marriage Equality without the consent of their shareholders or members. See More

Softer skills and emotional intelligence are just as important as expert knowledge, particularly in this age of disruption when it's essential that businesses have sufficient creativity and innovation to respond - and ultimately survive, says BDO Australia's Cristian Ulloa

From the smallest startup to the largest corporation, businesses are looking to improve the demographics of their workforce in order to better align with the world around them.

"Shareholder engagement is a cornerstone of good corporate governance and annual general meetings are an important opportunity for shareholders to hold their board and, through the board, company management to account for a company’s performance"- ASIC Commissioner John Price

The regulator shares its appraisal and recommendations following the 2017 AGM season, which shone a spotlight on board diversity director accountability through ‘against’ votes

“We launched on September 22, 2008, a week after Lehman Brothers collapsed... While people were carrying their boxes out of the building, we were launching something focused on emerging markets and utterly new in its team, language and approach. People think it’s glorious to be a pioneer, but at the time, the headwinds were tremendous.” Read about Andrew Kuper's experience with LeapFrog Investments

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The 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer reveals 65 per cent of Australians believe CEOs should take the lead on change rather than waiting for government. What do you think?

Trust in Australian institutions has hit a five year low, according to the latest Edelman Trust Barometer.

Why do directors need to keep innovation front of mind? This founder explains why

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With over two decades experience in both the public and private sector, Leilani Frew played a central role in a number of significant projects currently underway across NSW including the North West Rail Link, CBD and South East Light Rail and NorthConnex. See what she says about public sector governance and infrastructure challenges

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Are there going to be jobs left for humans in the future? Phil Ruthven thinks so

There will be jobs, plenty of jobs, just not as we know them — and this will require new work compact, reports Phil Ruthven FAICD.

Journalists are kept out of this session so that directors can talk candidly about their tales from the corporate battlefield. Don't miss out, join us in Melbourne

"Boards have a social fabric that depends on much more than purely a skills fit," Elizabeth Jameson says in her new book 'Developing Your Director Career'. Read a preview on the key criteria boards are looking for in the recruitment process

In this edited extract from the AICD essential guide for achieving your board ambitions, Developing Your Director Career, author Elizabeth Jameson FAICD runs through how board recruitment works so you can be ready when opportunity knocks.

We celebrated some stellar efforts at our recent Brisbane awards evening. Know someone who is thinking about studying with us? Tag them in the comments!

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I’ve always been brutally honest. There was a turning point in my career, about 10 years in, when I had a 50 per cent interest in a building business with a friend and earned multiple times my salary. The money wasn’t important, but it gave me the peace of mind to say what I thought because I knew I had an alternative if I got the sack. That was the platform for the rest of my career. Not many people know that. Most people are slaves to the politics of an organisation.

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See BHP Billiton Vice President Fiona Wild speak out about climate change's physical and transition risks, as well as the impacts boards should be watching out for. Watch the full video here

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It is imperative we address the gender imbalance in STEM says the founder of the Tech Girls Movement - read what can be done on page 23

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