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Follow dinamedland on Twitter       A blog around the issues facing the boardroom...in the UK and around the world. I aim to reflect a wide-ranging set of views and kindle ongoing and much-needed debate. The aim is for more 'board talk' and less 'bored talk'.  

July 28, 2013

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Brexit Means....Bashing The Ear Of The Regulators ?

Posted on January 23, 2017 at 10:25 AM

Financial services: optimism about the overall business situation fell for the fourth consecutive quarter, the longest period of declining sentiment since the global financial crisis of 2008, and the sharpest fall since December 2008.


So says the quarterly survey of 103 firms in the latest CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey. "A more pessimis...

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Best Define 'Reputation' First

Posted on January 16, 2017 at 8:30 PM

I have been watching Michael Gove talk about his scoop interview with Donald Trump in the background on the television news. It reminded me how hard it is today to filter the dross that is thrown out by the internet. Even more, how hard it is to hang onto one's values and support what seems to be the best way forward to live upto them.


Are hard copy published books offering tips on the future for business any more full of 'real' ideas and therefore more valuable ? More ...

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UK Business And Investment Launch Project To Get Stakeholder Voices Heard In The Boardroom

Posted on January 13, 2017 at 11:20 AM

This looks interesting:  UK business and investment governance leaders are launching a joint project to ensure UK PLC boards understand the views of their employees and other stakeholders and - with luck - then factor them into their decision making.

 


A joint project by ICSA: The Governance Institute and the Investment Association aims...

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Minimum Wage Education Needed - You Think ? #CorpGov

Posted on January 11, 2017 at 12:05 AM

The UK government is to be applauded today for starting a £1.7 million National Minimum Wage campaign, complete with a list of published   excuses people use not to cough up.


Looking at said excuses, I have to wonder at the levels of intelligence, knowledge and judgement. It's no wonder we are now in this stalled mess of Brexit. When will we learn to call it a problem before it escalates into a much bigger one?


The

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Put A Millennial Worker In Every Boardroom

Posted on January 4, 2017 at 12:20 PM

UK business has shown a strong tendency until very recently to protect its boardrooms from change. This is odd, because by its own admission, businesses are needing to change very fast to keep up with a rapidly changing world.


In 2016, it felt as if every other week the

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#CorpGov 2017: Don't Forget About Pensions

Posted on December 30, 2016 at 2:30 PM

There is no shortage of corporate governance issues for UK businesses to consider going into 2017, with levels of executive pay high on the nation's agenda.


But spare a thought for pensions -  as recently considered  on Forbes.


As we crashed into Christmas you may have missed the annu...

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No Room For Complacency At The AGM

Posted on December 23, 2016 at 1:30 PM

2016 is drawing to a close - and good riddance, say some of us.


Has anything really changed when it comes to corporate governance n the UK ? Will the pre-occupations of Brexit put everything else on the backburner ? What was that last estimate for Brexit becoming Brexit....

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Digital Transformation: About Training, Not Marketing

Posted on December 15, 2016 at 10:45 AM

The reports are coming flying out, one after the other - Britain's biggest businesses risk being disrupted by the pace of technological change because their senior leaders are paying lip service to the need for digital transformation.


This one is from online learning provider

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'Imperative That Lawyers Ask The Right Questions' : IBA and OECD Collaboration Launched

Posted on December 14, 2016 at 11:45 AM

Never too late, and much needed in the global fight against corruption: lawyers too, make ethical decisions every day.


The International Bar Association (IBA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have just annou...

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Boardroom Change? Unlikely While Brexit Dominates

Posted on December 12, 2016 at 7:25 PM

Will it be a Happy 2017 for UK boardrooms? 


Today we have a deeply pessimistic take on UK economic prospects, as 72% of FTSE 350 companies in a survey expect economic conditions to deteriorate in the next 12 months. The bi-annual FT-ICSA Boardroom Bellwether survey finds confidence at its lowest since the surveys began in 2012.


A slightly puzzling statistic: 59% rate Brexit as 'poten...

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