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A Quest For Perfection

As the epitome of a Calibrator, Marissa Mayer is meticulously focused on building a better system - a standout of her achievements at Google. However, her challenges at Yahoo highlight what happens when a Calibrator is left unchecked by a balanced team - trying to solve people and culture issues with rules and systems.

How the Director Who Always Says No Is Harming Your Business

Diverse opinions on a board is a good thing - but is it boosting your business, or hindering growth and decisions?

Diversity Drives Board Performance

The composition of your board of directors can help you drive your company value and increase shareholder and other stakeholder returns.

Build a Business of Value

If you want to drive growth in your organisation, you need to listen to your board at critical junctions.

When to be Operational and When to be Strategic

When should you be diving deep into the detail, and when is it better to focus on the broad strokes?

Company Boards That Operate on Trust Drive Business Results

If you want a board that functions together in the best interests of the business, trust is a non-negotiable ingredient to success.

Leave Your Ego At The Door

Don't let your ego loom larger than your business. If you're serious about success, there's no place for ego in the boardroom.

Before The Board Meeting, Chop Wood

One of the myths of a high-performance director is that the time you spend in the boardroom is the beginning and end of your role as a director.

Stop Making Excuses And Start Leading

Times are tough, but that's when real leaders put their heads together, get to work, and lead. This is no time for excuses.

How To Become a Successful Director That Drives Results

There are two powerful tools that are critical in maximising director performance in the boardroom. Successful directors engage powerfully and purposefully. They can see all the angles, and plan accordingly. They're masters at finding and implementing solutions that suit the specific situation at hand. And they grow exceptional businesses as a result.

From Owner To High-Performance Director

What does it mean to be a high-performance director? If you want to scale your business, you need the skills that come with this level of responsibility.

Optimising Performance

If you need a razor-sharp eye for detail and the ability to unlock value, bring a Conductor on board.