Conscious Governance Moments

Conscious Governance Moments

Hosted by: Steven Bowman

This podcast dives into strategy, risk, governance and leadership, to unlock the wisdom of boards and senior executives to create the future for the communities they serve. Short, sharp, insightful, with...

Episodes

Finance for Strategy Not Figures

Season #4

Shifting the focus: How to move beyond the numbers and into strategic finance conversations. Finance is not just about figures, it's about understanding the reasons for variance and strategic implications for the...
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Focus on Key Risks

Season #4

Don't bore the board: Prioritizing key risks in your report. When providing risk reports to the board, focus on the top three to five key risks and avoid overwhelming them with unnecessary detail. Consider the board's...
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Risk Appetite Statement Guide

Season #4

Setting clear boundaries: Our Risk Appetite Statement defines our limits.  A risk appetite statement clearly communicates to staff and board what risks the company is willing to take and what is off limits. It helps...
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Risk-Mindset Drives Innovation

Season #4

Unlocking strategic advantage: The role of board-level risk management. Risk management must start at the board level and involve a mindset of innovation to extract strategic advantage. Senior executives must focus on...
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Risk Policy Opportunity Focus

Season #4

Shifting the focus: How to move beyond the numbers and into strategic finance conversations. Reframe risk management to focus on strategic opportunities, not just compliance. Add language to policy to shift...
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Risk Strategy Accountability

Season #4

The role of a Risk Committee in driving strategic decision making. The Risk Committee helps identify and manage top risks while training the board to identify opportunities. Ensuring accountability & incorporating...
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Rethink Risk Management

Season #4

Rethinking risk: How to turn threats into opportunities. Risk is often seen as negative, but it should be viewed as an ongoing conversation to understand how it can be turned to our advantage to achieve strategic...
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Vision Statement: Driving Force

Season #3

The power of purpose: Your Vision Statement as a guide. A vision statement helps to guide future planning by considering what the desired future outcome is and what needs to be done to achieve it. Scenario planning...
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Strategic Planning with Scenarios

Season #3

Forward thinking: How scenario planning can help your organisation plan for the future. Scenario planning should be a key part of good strategic planning as it helps organisations to focus on their vision and consider...
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Strategy Creates Future

Season #3

Making a difference: The purpose of strategy. Strategy is about creating the future and making a difference, not just an exercise. It involves considering possible futures and continually working towards them with...
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Operating Plan Activates Strategy

Season #3

Mastering the art of strategy: Three key elements for success. There are three important elements in a long-term strategy: a vision or purpose, a strategic plan, and an operating plan. The board is responsible for the...
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Focus on Key Strategies

Season #3

Focus on the few: The power of prioritizing key strategies. Strategic planning should focus on 2-4 key strategies, rather than trying to address too many at once. These key strategies should help drive the company...
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