Taking the risk out of diversity

The top ranks of Australian big business have garnered a well-deserved reputation for being a boys’ club. In 2011, 250 of the top 500 ASX-listed companies had zero women on their boards. Despite the ongoing lobbying of the Diversity Council of Australia, appointments to directorships at ASX-listed companies have long been the almost exclusive domain … Continue reading Taking the risk out of diversity

Succession planning and the cult of the CEO

When it comes to explaining business success, you usually hear the story of the leader. Western culture has a rich history of story telling - heroes venturing off into the unknown, facing adversity, returning with "unique" and extraordinary new skills. In 1949, Joseph Campbell documented this almost primeval underpinning of our culture in "The Hero … Continue reading Succession planning and the cult of the CEO