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Board leadership through 2020

By Institute of Directors
7 May 2020
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Boardwalk in a field

All areas of governance have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. This will be the biggest test faced by many boards and directors.

As stewards of organisations, boards have a critical leadership role and their actions now will be remembered by stakeholders well into the future. In these extraordinary times, we’re seeing boards adapt and operate in new ways as they carry out their responsibilities and provide leadership.

In this article we highlight considerations and questions for boards including in relation to the following topics:

  • courageous leadership
  • working with management
  • succession planning
  • stakeholder communication and engagement
  • balancing short-term and long-term considerations
  • board meetings and information
  • legal responsibilities and liability.

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