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The Better Boards Podcast Series

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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 all who are care about creating better boards, Chairpeople, CEOs, SIDs, NEDs, Academicians, investors, and regulators.All the views expressed in our podcasts are the views of our podcast partners and not those of Better Boards. In each episode, you’ll get insights from those who are at the frontline - Chairpeople, CEOs, SIDs, NEDs, Academicians, investors, and regulators. Every time you tune in, we’ll help you to develop and reinvigorate your board know-how and practice with insights, creative problem-solving, and practical advice. New episodes are available every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.

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 all who are care about creating better boards, Chairpeople, CEOs, SIDs, NEDs, Academicians, investors, and regulators.All the views expressed in our podcasts are the views of our podcast partners and not those of Better Boards. In each episode, you’ll get insights from those who are at the frontline - Chairpeople, CEOs, SIDs, NEDs, Academicians, investors, and regulators. Every time you tune in, we’ll help you to develop and reinvigorate your board know-how and practice with insights, creative problem-solving, and practical advice. New episodes are available every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

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 all who are care about creating better boards, Chairpeople, CEOs, SIDs, NEDs, Academicians, investors, and regulators.All the views expressed in our podcasts are the views of our podcast partners and not those of Better Boards. In each episode, you’ll get insights from those who are at the frontline - Chairpeople, CEOs, SIDs, NEDs, Academicians, investors, and regulators. Every time you tune in, we’ll help you to develop and reinvigorate your board know-how and practice with insights, creative problem-solving, and practical advice. New episodes are available every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.

Language:

English

Contact:

00447760590405


Episodes

A pulse check on boards of VC-backed organisations in 2021 | Alexander Leigh, Investment Manager & Dr Sabine Dembkowski

1/21/2021
Welcome to the Better Boards podcast series. In this episode, Dr Sabine Dembkowski talks to Alexander Leigh. Alex is Investment Manager in one of the most active Venture Capital Firms in the UK. As part of his role, Alex sits on the board of ten young Tech companies that receive funding from the bank. COVID-19 is causing economic havoc around the globe, but the impact is different and depends on the industry. In this podcast, we examine the impact the pandemic has on board rooms of...

Duration:00:14:20

Creating Effective Boards - The Seven Hallmarks of Effective Boards | Dr. Sabine Dembkowski, Founder and Managing Partner of Better Boards and Chris McColgan

1/7/2021
Welcome to the Better Boards podcast series. In this episode, Chris McColgan steps in as host to speak to Dr Sabine Dembkowski, Founder and Managing Partner of Better Boards about "Creating Effective Boards, the Seven Hallmarks of Effective Boards" A lot has been said about the increasing challenges boards face – from governing an organisation through the pandemic to disruptive technologies, shifting demographics and geopolitical risks. Corporate failures have brought the importance of...

Duration:00:16:27

Alignment in the Boardroom | Rich Berens CEO, President and Author & Dr Sabine Dembkowski

12/17/2020
Welcome to the Better Boards podcast series. In this episode, Dr Sabine Dembkowski talks to Rich Berens, CEO and President at Root, Inc and author of "What are your Blind Spots" They discuss why Boardroom alignment is so critical in today’s business environment. By addressing key questions such as What are the key traits of an aligned board? What are the behaviours that foster alignment in the Boardroom? and How do you achieve alignment where it currently doesn’t exist? we aim to give you...

Duration:00:19:19

Board Performance & Cognitive Diversity in the Boardroom | Stephen Page, Head of EMEA Board Engagement & Dr Sabine Dembkowski

12/3/2020
Welcome to the Better Boards podcast series. In this episode, Dr Sabine Dembkowski talks to Stephen Page, Head of EMEA Board Engagement at the NASDAQ Center for Board Excellence. They discuss why it is now necessary that both thinking and practice evolves from a focus on gender diversity which can create blind spots in understanding and thinking, to one of Cognitive Diversity which emphasises collective intelligence, in order to help transform boardroom performance and effectiveness. The...

Duration:00:17:24

Politicians in the boardroom – can they add value or are they a nuisance? Carwyn Jones, Former First Minister of Wales & Dr Sabine Dembkowski

11/19/2020
Around the world, governments are struggling to address the immediate and long-term impacts of the pandemic. Governments are supporting key industries at an unprecedented level. Questions emerge about the role government representatives and politicians should play when an organisation receives public funds. We thought that it is a good time to contribute to the dialogue with a conversation about politicians in the boardroom and ask provocatively can they value or are they a...

Duration:00:14:31

Defining Purpose and Values in the Boardroom | Alison Platt Chair/FTSE NED & Dr Sabine Dembkowski

11/5/2020
Welcome to the Better Boards podcast series. I am Dr Sabine Dembkowski, Founder and Managing Partner of Better Boards. We make the boards of the most ambitious organisations more effective. We do this by providing clients with an evidence-based approach for board evaluations and board development programmes. Through Better Boards' practice providing external board evaluations to boards of the FTSE 350 companies. We have found that the subject of a company’s purpose is treated like a hot...

Duration:00:23:08

Integration - the elephant in the boardroom | Yetunde Hofmann, NED/Trustee & Dr Sabine Dembkowski

10/14/2020
Social studies provide clear evidence that more diverse boards are more effective. Organisations that are governed by more diverse boards are less likely to get embroiled in scandals and are financially more successful. The business case is very clear and yet diversity is all but the start. What counts is the integration of people in the boardroom of a different gender, different race, different colour, different religion and different background. Welcome to the Better Boards podcast...

Duration:00:19:07

Finding your voice in the boardroom | Orna NiChionna, Chair/FTSE NED & Dr Sabine Dembkowski

10/1/2020
Welcome to the Better Boards podcast series. I am Dr Sabine Dembkowski, Founder and Managing Partner of Better Boards. We make the boards of the most ambitious organisations more effective. We do this by providing clients with an evidence-based approach for board evaluations and board development programmes. Many directors at the beginning of their directorial career often worry that they will not make the impact they want or that they expect to make. This trend is more pronounced with...

Duration:00:17:46

Why does ethnic diversity matter in British boardrooms? | Joelle Warren, Founding Partner/Executive Chair/NED, Khurram Hussain, Consultant Partner & Dr Sabine Dembkowski

9/16/2020
Building an inclusive and diverse workplace which draws on the talents of all of people, is vital to any Economy. If companies are not recruiting from the whole of society, then they are missing out on talent. Back in 2017 Sir John Parker led a review into the ethnic diversity of boards in the UK. In the light of the new Parker Review report in February this year by EY, their sponsor, which revealed ‘slow progress’ suggesting it will be challenging for FTSE100 to hit the ‘One by 2021’ target...

Duration:00:20:56

The role of the Chair in a successful merger | Philip Aiken, FTSE Chairman & Dr Sabine Dembkowski

9/2/2020
Bankers around the globe are getting ready for a wave of corporate takeovers. Covid-19 has changed the position of many private and family-owned business and they are forced to exit earlier than expected. Others had to put plans on hold to see how Covid pans out. While it is easy to build the case for mergers and acquisitions on paper, most fail and destroy value for their shareholders. Welcome to the Better Boards podcast series. I am Dr Sabine Dembkowski, Founder and Managing Partner of...

Duration:00:19:10

Resilience in the governance market | David Press, CEO & Dr Sabine Dembkowski

8/19/2020
COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges. Companies around the world had to rise to the occasion at a speed they previously could not have imagined. Across industries, leaders in the governance profession had to adjust how they work - and what role they should play. Welcome to the Better Boards podcast series. In this episode, I am delighted to talk with David Press about “Resilience in the governance market.” I am Dr Sabine Dembkowski, Founder and Managing Partner of Better Boards....

Duration:00:26:08

Managing Megaprojects | Prof Bent Flyvbjerg, SAID Business School & Dr Sabine Dembkowski

8/6/2020
Welcome to the Better Boards podcast series. Governments around the globe are initiating mega projects to revive their economies. It is in all our interests that these megaprojects are well managed. I am talking with Prof Bent Flyvbjerg about Post-Pandemic challenges: Managing megaprojects. I am Dr Sabine Dembkowski, Founder and Managing Partner of Better Boards. We make the boards of the most ambitious organisations more effective. Our mission at Better Boards is to contribute to creating...

Duration:00:18:48

Addressing climate change as a Non-Executive Director | Susan Hooper, FTSE NED/Chair & Dr Sabine Dembkowski

7/15/2020
Welcome to the Better Boards podcast series. I am Sabine Dembkowski, Founder and Managing Partner of Better Boards. We make the boards of the most ambitious organisations more effective. We do this by providing clients with an evidence-based approach for board evaluations and board development programmes. To fulfil our mission, we give a voice to all who are care about creating better boards. Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the months, I speak with those that are at the serving boards about...

Duration:00:15:19

The role of the Chair in managing investor relations | Mark Tennant, Chairman & Dr Sabine Dembkowski

7/1/2020
Welcome to the Better Boards podcast series. I am talking with Mark Tennant about Post-Pandemic challenges: the role of the Chair in managing investor relations. I am Dr Sabine Dembkowski, Founder and Managing Partner of Better Boards. We make the boards of the most ambitious organisations more effective. 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...

Duration:00:16:36

Increasing performance in the Company Secretariat | Laura McNeil, FTSE Company Secretary & Dr Sabine Dembkowski

6/17/2020
Welcome to the Better Boards podcast series. Thank you for listening to the Better Boards podcast series. I am Sabine Dembkowski, Founder and Managing Partner of Better Boards. We make the boards of the most ambitious organisations more effective. We do this by providing clients with an evidence-based approach for board evaluations and board development programmes. To fulfil our mission, we give a voice to all who are care about creating better boards. Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the...

Duration:00:15:38

Bringing Cybersecurity know-how into the boardroom | Frank Satterwhite, CEO & Dr Sabine Dembkowski

6/3/2020
Welcome to the Better Boards podcast series. I am Sabine Dembkowski, Founder and Managing Partner of Better Boards. We make the boards of the most ambitious organisations more effective. We do this by providing clients with an evidence-based approach for board evaluations and board development programmes. To fulfil our mission, we give a voice to all who are care about creating better boards. Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the months, I speak with those that are at the serving boards about...

Duration:00:16:25

COVID-19 - A view from a FTSE100 Non-Executive Director | Ron Mobed, FTSE NED & Dr Sabine Dembkowski

5/21/2020
Welcome to the Better Boards podcast series. Thank you for listening to the Better Boards podcast series. I am Sabine Dembkowski, Founder and Managing Partner of Better Boards. We make the boards of the most ambitious organisations more effective. We do this by providing clients with an evidence-based approach for board evaluations and board development programmes. To fulfil our mission, we give a voice to all who are care about creating better boards. Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the...

Duration:00:17:54

COVID-19 - Thoughts from the CEO of a Professional Service Firm | Sarah Walker-Smith, CEO & Dr Sabine Dembkowski

5/6/2020
Welcome to the Better Boards podcast series. Thank you for listening to the Better Boards podcast series. I am Sabine Dembkowski, Founder and Managing Partner of Better Boards. 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 fulfil our mission, we give a voice to all who are care about creating better boards. Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the...

Duration:00:14:12

What counts now! Board Leadership in times of Covid-19 | Malcolm McKenzie, Managing Partner & Dr Sabine Dembkowski

4/15/2020
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 fulfil our mission, we would like to give a voice to all who are care about creating better boards. All the views expressed in our podcasts are the views of our podcast partners and NOT those of Better Boards. New episodes are available every first and third Thursday of the month. In this...

Duration:00:24:35

COVID-19 - Insights from the CEO of a game-changing UK Tech Start-Up | Anthony Rose, CEO & Dr Sabine Dembkowski

4/1/2020
Thank you for listening to the Better Boards podcast series. I am Sabine Dembkowski, Founder and Managing Partner of Better Boards. 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 fulfil our mission, we give a voice to all who are care about creating better boards. Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the months, I speak with those that are at the...

Duration:00:26:30