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20 tips to take on board in 2020 - Episode 27

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20 board tips to take on board in 2020.

 

Today on the Take on Board podcast, Helga brings you 20 board tips to take in to 2020.

 

In doing so, I acknowledge my good friend Jackie Cooper who helped me bring this together – there’s no way I would have been able to pull out all the key themes and my favourite bits as it would be a bit like having to choose your favourite child. I love all of it! So Jackie was key in pulling this together.

 

So let’s go back to the start. The first Take on Board episode aired Wednesday 2 July 2019 with the fabulous Sandra Loader. Over six months 23 very different women passed on what they’d learnt about getting on a board and being an effective board member.

 

There were some standout themes across all 26 episodes.

 

There’s a loose order to this list: starting with getting on board, to good things to do when on a board.

 

And #1 is without a doubt the most important theme – relationships. 

 

Resource’s Helga mentions:

The full list of tips is also in a blog. 

Australia’s Bushfire Appeal details:

The Victorian Bushfire Appeal

 

This article from the Sydney Morning Herald that outlines a number of organisations supporting people and animals.

 

Service NSW is supporting the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery. To donate, please call 1800 811 700 or make a donation online.

 

South Australia – the Kangaroo Island Bushfire Relief Fund and the South Australian Bushfire relief fund.

 

#20 Organisations and their boards will continue to change

 

Episode 12: After the Royal Commission, Christina Liosis

 

Ep 5: Getting attention in the boardroom with Julie  Bignell - https://www.helgasvendsen.com.au/ep5-julie-bignell-take-on-board

 

#19 Get board-ready

 

Episode 9: Getting board ready, Anita Roper

 

Australian Institute of Company Directors course

 

Board Accelerator Program.

 

Board KickStarter program

 

#18 Get your board CV ready

 

Episode 6: The CV, Dominique Hes

 

#17 Networks matter

 

Episode 22: Using your networks, Clare McCartin

 

#16 Leverage workplace roles into governance roles

 

Episode 8: More women in decision-making roles, Leonie Morgan 

 

#15 Follow passions and interests

 

Episode 11: Following passions and interests, Sandy Bell

 

#14 Understand your values

 

Episode 12: After the Royal Commission, Christina Liosis

 

Brene Brown says to pick two key values (e.g. ‘equity’ and ‘courage’)

 

#13 Welcome and acknowledge the traditional owners

 

Episode 10: Rethinking the meaning of ‘country’, Amber Roberts

 

Welcome (to country) and acknowledgement (of country)

 

Learn about indigenous governance: try the Indigenous Governance Institute Toolkit

 

#12 The board is a team

 

Episode 4: Courageous questions, Llewellyn Prain

 

#10 Embrace diversity

 

Episode 18: The importance of regional boards, Fiona Williams

 

#9 Align with management

 

Episode 7: Making problems easy to solve, Dr Sue Keay

 

#8 Put in the time + read the papers

 

Episode 2: Getting clear about intentions, Rachel Lowry

 

#7 Put the consumer first

 

Episode 20: Putting the consumer first, Kellie O’Callaghan

 

#6 The art of asking the good question

 

Episode 13: Finding the right fit, Jo Plummer

 

#5 Find your voice

 

Episode 19: Breaking down preconceptions, Sheena Watt

 

* Your voice: “I had to develop my voice.” Michelle Shepherd

* Loud and proud: “You need to be loud and proud if you’re on a board.” Sandra Loader

* Bravery: “Having the courage and the bravery to open your mouth and ask those questions.” Julie Bignell

 

#4 Have a succession plan

 

Episode 15: An appetite for risk, Zora Artis

 

Board Observership program

 

#3 Ongoing knowledge and skills development

 

Episode 21: The joining gene, Linda White

 

#2 Respond deliberately

 

Episode 14: Gaining influence and using it for good, Michelle Gibbings

 

#1 Build good relationships

 

Episode 17: Empowering young changemakers, Jane Kennedy

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