Governance Q&A with Steven Bowman | Ep. 65

Board Shorts Podcast


Governance expert, Steven Bowman, and I answer a series of questions submitted by the BoardPro community as part of a recent webinar that we recently participated in (find the replay here).

Submit your question for a future episode HERE.


(06:02 Ateel) What is the fine line [for the Board getting involved] in appointing Office Staff – e.g Business managers, Front office staff. Is it an operational matter? What are your thoughts?

(11:28 Michelle) What do you like to see in a board pack? How much before the meeting do you like to receive it? And how do you encourage people to read the board packs before each board meeting?

(23:44 Annette) We are currently making changes to our Agenda Template. Looking for information on best practice Agenda layout and specifically how to relate agenda items to the Strategic Plan.

(41:18 David) How can we make time for digital, to deeply incorporate this into both strategy and risk? Digital transformation and cybersecurity can easily be crowded out of the agenda by short-term operational issues, and there’s only so much time/attention when small organisations have several board meetings per year.


About Steven Bowman

Steven Bowman is a governance expert and seasoned Board adviser, with a great depth of experience and skill in facilitating Board reviews and the strategic planning process. He has held numerous senior executive, CEO and Board positions in the USA and Australia, and has authored and co-authored over 14 books on governance, strategy, risk and executive leadership. Steven has built a reputation around the world as an adviser who empowers his clients by offering multiple perspectives on any given challenge.

Connect with Steven

Conscious Governance TV

Conscious Governance Moments

Conscious Governance

Steven on LinkedIn


Thanks to our sponsor BoardPro

Visit and use the promo code boardshorts – all one word, lowercase – to get a 30-day free trial AND 20% off the price of your first year on any plan.


Subscribe to the Board Shorts Podcast on your Favourite Podcast App

Apple Podcasts  |  Spotify |  Castbox  |  SoundCloud


If you have a question or a topic that you’d like covered on a future episode, please fill out our simple online survey.

Subscribe to Receive Access to Articles, Resources, and Tools to Support Your Board Goals.

* indicates required