Featured / Governance

Board Portal Software Review

I wrote an article for Listco.hk in September last year about how to run successful board meetings. In it I stressed the importance of preparing good materials for directors to review. Since then I’ve received a number of questions about how best to do this.

Badly prepared meeting packs and presentations frustrate board members and can sabotage …

Business / Business Law

Top 10 Ten Risks for the Board

Top 10 Risks Facing Directors

These are the top ten risks directors of company boards should be aware of. Customers ask about these risks most often and what our recommendations are for mitigating them.

Compliance / Governance

Exchange Reminds Listed Issuers about Corporate Disclosures

In the run-up to the new year and the beginning of the reporting season for the majority of listed companies in Hong Kong (including this author’s company), the stock exchange issued a reminder today regarding corporate disclosures in annual reports.  David Graham, the Chief Regulatory Officer and Head of Listing commented:

As we approach the reporting season for …


Performance and Skills

Sleep better. Perform better.

Without adequate sleep we can’t perform at our optimum level. Yet when life and work gets busy we all sacrifice our sleep to create more hours in the day. While this may seem like the only viable option to accomplish what we need, the truth is that those additional hours aren’t used efficiently. Lack of sleep …

Featured / Performance and Skills

Discovering the Return on Investment for Training

It’s a hot topic at every Human Resources conference, training seminar and networking function. For years we have been trying to find out where the measurements for demonstrating a Return on Investment (ROI) lie and how this can be proved upfront and reinforced on completion of training programmes.

However we need to ask ourselves what exactly …

Performance and Skills

It’s all in the Strategic Planning

Getting everyone into a room and asking them to be creative and work out ideas on how to drive the business is no easy task. You can’t force people to be creative and it’s extremely difficult to switch on your idea generator, just because a brainstorming session has been organised. In fact your strategic planning …

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