Boards, CEOs, and Executive Teams: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Boards, CEOs, and Executive Teams: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Michael Goldsworthy

Michael Goldsworthy

Principal Consultant @ Australian Strategic Services

Better Boards is pleased to present "Boards, CEOs, and Executive Teams: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" in partnership with Michael Goldsworthy, Principal Consultant @ Australian Strategic Services.

Navigating the governance processes and human dynamics of the Boardroom can be enough of a challenge for Directors. Understanding and addressing the leadership and management approaches and behaviours of CEOs and Executives typically adds further complexity, let alone the need to establish and operate a Leadership Team.

The various dimensions of governance, leadership, and management should not be underestimated. These intricacies form the backbone of organisational success and require a nuanced understanding to foster effective collaboration and strategic alignment.

In this webinar the panel will discuss:

  • Strategies for Effective Governance: Unpacking the best practices for Boards to ensure robust governance processes that support organisational goals while navigating the complex dynamics within the Boardroom.

  • Leadership Challenges and Opportunities: Delving into the challenges faced by CEOs and Executive Teams in leading their organisations through change, innovation, and growth.

  • Building and Sustaining High-Performing Teams: Examining the critical elements required to establish and maintain effective leadership teams that are aligned with the organisation’s vision and objectives.

This webinar promises to provide valuable perspectives and actionable insights for Directors, Executives, and aspiring leaders seeking to navigate the complexities of governance and leadership in today’s dynamic business environment.

Join Michael Goldsworthy, Dr. Lindsay McMillan, Deborah Johnston, and Doug Kimberley for an extremely insightful and pragmatic discussion.


Michael Goldsworthy, Principal Consultant @ Australian Strategic Services

Michael Goldsworthy

A visionary, an entrepreneurial strategist, a big picture thinker, Michael is widely known by directors, chief executive officers and executives of community businesses (NFPs) throughout Australia for his comprehensive understanding of the big picture and his strategic insights into the current and future trends and dynamics of residential care, home care, disability, hospitals, health care and related human service industries/sectors and organisations. Michael is an engaging, educative and strategic opinion leader, his primary modus operandi are facilitating, strategically advising and/or project managing projects or workshops. His significant ability to influence individuals or teams, frameworks and opinions, and provide practical strategies and tools is extensively acknowledged by leaders. He has a demonstrable track record of turning theory into practice, ensuring leaders balance their “heads and hearts”, that is business and service objectives.

Deborah Johnston, Organisational Performance Consultant & Registered Psychologist

Deborah Johnston

Deborah’s experience has included senior positions in the private and public sectors for over 30 years as a manager, lecturer, tutor, and staff counsellor. For the past 15 years she has developed an impressive client base and an outstanding reputation as a results-driven corporate health and organisational development consultant, and corporate leadership coach.

Dr Lindsay McMillan OAM FAICD

Lindsay McMillan

Lindsay has more than 30 years’ experience leading complex companies in the areas of disability, healthcare, and community services both as a CEO and Chairman Currently, he is Chairman of the International Justice Mission, Australia and YMCA Victoria. He spends a great deal of his time now working with aspiring directors. He is also regarded as an academic and thought leader on matters relating to the impact of work on humanity. He is the lead researcher and social commentor for ‘afuturethatworks’ and Mainstreet Insights.

Doug Kimberley - Advisory Chair

Doug Kimberley

Doug has a history of leading and facilitating significant organisation change and development to meet modern and sophisticated business based service delivery demands. He has worked in and with, a range of both public and private sector organisations. His experience includes designing change models as well as, establishing innovative and diverse teams to lead and deliver effective change strategy. He has worked in Essential Services, Community Services, Engineering and Manufacturing Sectors. Previously a CEO and Senior Manager, Doug now engages in Consulting and Business Mentoring Assignments involving Senior Management and Boards. He believes it is important in delivering mentoring services to be an embedded partner. He has been a member of a number Community Service and Government Boards. He recently stood down from the Board of IntegratedLiving Australia Ltd. after nine years, eight of which were as Board Chair.


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