As 2016 draws to a close we have curated a selection of the year’s best Australian director profiles, top tips and latest insights on organisational culture, digital disruption and directors' duties and responsibilities.

    Inside the boardroom with Holly Ransom

    Holly Ransom, the youngest director ever appointed to an AFL club spoke to The Boardroom Report about what young people bring to boards, how government and corporates can work together to solve problems and why sometimes we need to push ourselves to our breaking points. Read more

    Lessons for directors from the Courts

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    Three recent Federal Court cases shed light on when directors may be found to have breached their duty of care, a timely reminder of “stepping stone” liability risk. Read more

    Interview techniques for aspiring directors

    Whether you an aspiring director or a director with many years’ experience behind you, one should never underestimate the power of preparation for that next board interview.

    The Boardroom Report spoke with Kevin A. Jurd MAICD from leading global executive search firm Spencer Stuart to discuss his top tips for nailing your next interview and securing that board role. Read more

    Simon Says: the former Australian of the Year on innovation and why he left AMP

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    Simon McKeon AO FAICD, in conversation with Alan Kohler shared his views on innovation, boardroom diversity and the energy of millennials. He also finally broke his silence on why he recently stepped down as Chair of AMP. Read more 

    How to get your board career started

    When setting out on a board career, you can’t expect to jump straight on to an ASX 20 board. To get that big board appointment, you have to first think small, gaining experience on less glamourous boards. Katie Lahey AM MAICD, Executive Chairman of Korn Ferry Australasia, gives her top tips for getting your board career started. Read more

    The top five questions directors ask about LinkedIn

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    Professional LinkedIn profile and résumé writer Karen Tisdell shared her top tips on enhancing your online presence and why you should treat LinkedIn as seriously as any face-to-face networking event. Read more

    Five tips for board recruitment

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    Finding the right fit for your board can be a long, difficult process. The Boardroom Report asks three of Australia’s top executive search firms what boards should consider before commencing the recruitment process. Read more

    What boards can learn from the Pokémon Go phenomenon

    Worldwide phenomenon Pokémon Go has illuminated the potential as well as the risks of augmented reality technology. AICD policy adviser Lucas Ryan GAICD explains how boards can catch all the lessons of the Pokémon craze. Read more

    Common traits found in high-performing organisations

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    How do employees tell the difference between a good and bad decision? Between right and wrong? Three leading experts discuss what it takes for organisations to survive and thrive. Read more

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