The Better Boards Podcast

The Better Boards Podcast
Our mission at Better Boards is to contribute to creating better boards. We do this by providing clients with an evidence-based approach for board evaluations and board development programmes. To fulfill our mission, we would like to give a voice to al…

Response to Covid-19 - Insights from the CEO of a game-changing UK Tech Start-Up
Apr 1 • 26 min
Serial entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of SeedLegals, talks about the impact of the spread of Covid-19 on the start-up scene in the UK. Anthony provides insights on what he has observed since the lockdown in the UK and what in his view matters now.
What really matters in the boardroom in 2020 and beyond
Mar 18 • 25 min
Sir John Parker is on ethe most highly regarded and accomplished Chairmen in the UK. In this podcast he provides intimate insights into the characteristics that sevred him throughout his long career and what really matters in boardrooms in 2020 and…
Common assumptions about climate change in the board room – Strategies for overcoming them and having a positive impact
Mar 4 • 19 min
Lindsay Hooper describes some of the most common assumptions about climate change in boardrooms. She provides insights into how to overcome these assumptions, create a successful ESG strategy and have a positive impact.
The impact of climate change on the duties of Directors
Feb 19 • 17 min
Philippe provides us with insights about the impact of climate change on the duties of Directors. He is firm that ESG is part of the duties of Directors.
Dare to challenge! - Data and insights from a world-leading climate scientist
Feb 6 • 19 min
World-leading client scientist Dr Emily Shuckburgh OBE provides data and insights that equip you to make an invaluable contribution to the strategy of your organisation. Emily encourages all members of boards to challenge and dare to ask the critical…
Yes, a board´s effectiveness does matter! The link between effective boards and organisational performance
Jan 15 • 19 min
A large scale study is cited that provides evidence that organisations that have more effective boards are commercially more successful. Tips and advise for Directors of how they can create more effective boards. Intimate insights from a man who has…
Speaking up in the boardroom - The critical role of Psychological Safety
Jan 1 • 21 min
Prof Edmondson provides us with insights into why it is so difficult in boardrooms where the interpersonal stakes are high to give yourself the permission to speak up. She states that it is the norm in global boardrooms that people do not take any risks…
Creating a good and effective working relationship between investors, the board and management
Dec 18, 2019 • 18 min
Practical insights into managing the relationship between large investors, the board and management.
Do you have what it takes? - Exclusive insights and tips for securing a role on an FTSE board
Nov 28, 2019 • 15 min
Exclusive insights and tips of what it takes to secure a role on an FTSE board from the doyenne of boardroom headhunters in the UK, Carol Leonard.
A VCs perspective on boards in young Tech companies
Nov 21, 2019 • 10 min
Insights about the state of boards in young Tech companies and what founders can do to make better use of boards in the process of scaling-up and creating value.
Information overload in the boardroom
Nov 7, 2019 • 18 min
Insights into a study conducted by ICAEW into information overload in boardrooms. Practical tips from a Chair and Non-Executive Director to deal with information overload in the boardroom.
How Company Secretaries can help create better boards
Oct 16, 2019 • 10 min
Practical insights from a highly accomplished Company Secretary about how she in her role contributed to create a more effective board at a FTSE250 organisation.
The board´s challenge of tackling climate change
Oct 3, 2019 • 23 min
Practical toolkit for tackling climate change in the boardroom.
The role of the Chairman in creating better boards
Sep 19, 2019 • 19 min
In this episode, you’ll get insights from a highly experienced UK Chairman - Andrew Allner. Andrew provides a personal account of how he obtained his first role as a Chair, what he loves about being a Chair and his perspective about the role of Chairs in…