When travelling, what's your favourite destination? Mine—from a work perspective anyway—is anywhere where board directors and executives who are eager to debate issues of boardroom practice and business performance. Since Tuesday evening, I have been in Dublin, Belfast and Dublin (again) doing exactly that—addressing groups of directors and answering questions. Matters of strategy in the boardroom; diversity; board structure; accountability; and, culture, amongst other topics, were discussed with vigour.
To work with well over 70 directors and executives, all of whom were motivated by the discovery of board practices that might lead to improved business performance outcomes, has been wonderful. Thank you to the Ulster University Business School and the Irish Times Training for inviting me to visit the Emerald Isle to work with such influential people. That these busy directors and executives gave their time to debate important issues bodes well for the future performance of Irish businesses and social enterprises. I look forward to hearing great stories of success in the months to come!
Thoughts on corporate governance, strategy and effective board practice; our place in the world; and, other things that catch my attention.