Are you contemplating joining a Board? Perhaps you’re taking up your first board role this year. Or are you an old hand, and member of many? Board membership can be prestigious, and a chance to support an organisation you believe in. By lending your experience and wisdom you can make a significant impact. It can be professionally and personally satisfying. It can also be a risk to your reputation and legacy if that Board or organisation misbehaves.
1 February 2020See More
Leaders, believe it or not, you don’t know everything. And not only is that OK, but your employees already know it—so one of the most important things you can do is acknowledge it. So says Vanessa Pigrum, CEO of Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership at Monash University.
via Venture Magazine, 23 November 2020See More
The boards that are steering their company in the right direction during the pandemic have a common thread, according to Vanessa Pigrum, chief executive at Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership.
A lot of this success, she says, has to do with communication and understanding.
“Each board is idiosyncratic,” she tells Investment Magazine. “But if I could generalise to some extent, the organisations that are handling this well have a strong, robust relationship between the executives and the board.”
Alongside the need for effective relationships, Pigrum cited the balance between ethics and business survivability as the major concern executives are dealing with in the pandemic.
Investment Magazine, 5 October 2020See More
There are risks to shutting down opinions we disagree with.
Hugh Breakey, President, Australian Association for Professional & Applied Ethics, says “Seeing mistaken views as intolerable speech carries genuine ethical costs.”
In the wake of an open letter signed by 150 high-profile authors, commentators and scholars claiming that “open debate and toleration of differences” are under attack, Breakey considers the ethical concerns around derailing of debates and silencing of opinions.
via The Conversation, 10 July 2020See More
Boards need to take a key role in preventing ethics failures before they happen. Work done by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics points to 5 steps every board should take to get out in front of ethics problems.
via Marketwatch, 14 August 2014See More