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The Effective Board: for the board agenda in 2019

A good board is always looking well into the future.  During our board reviews we invariably hear that directors want to spend more time looking ahead rather than hearing about how things have
turned out.  And, as the immediate and longer-term future looks ever more difficult to anticipate (never mind forecast) maybe there needs to be a nuanced shift in how a board spends its time and
how it discusses issues and proposals.  Perhaps it now needs to focus more on helping management assess those uncertainties and steer a course through the hazards.  Couple this with the changes to the Board’s own work resulting from the Code, and 2019 looks like a year when boards really must make sure they are looking well ahead and thinking through the potential impact of the looming big issues.  Some of those we highlight below we’ve covered in more detail over the course of the year.  But a New Year is always a good time to take stock and reflect.  So here we give you some food for thought on what your board might need to do more of – and avoid doing – in 2019.


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