Highly respected global business advisor, Steven Bowman, has released a new app called Board Essentials aimed at directors of corporate and non-profit organisations. This is the first app of its type in the world.
The app is the culmination of over 35 years in the business world and the result of holding numerous CEO and Board positions in the finance, nonprofit and private sector.
"We developed the app based on feedback received from personally dealing with over 1000 Company Directors and senior executives each year. The most common questions I’m asked by Directors is how they can add real value to board meetings, before, during and after the meeting. Many of them believe their primary role is to make sure the staff is busy but the gift of a good director is the questions they are willing to ask, rather than the answers they provide. This app will step them through how to do that and view their role in a different way.”
Steve is a renowned public speaker and global advisor to Boards and CEOs and worked as a senior executive team and Board specialist for large companies such as ANZ, Melbourne University and the Department of Health, to name only a very few.
The app also includes 29 videos on topics such as vision statements and how to use them to strategic advantage; secrets to developing and reading financial reports; using risk for strategic advantage as well as numerous other tools based on what his clients have found most useful over his time in the sector.
"I think we need to go back to the basics of what a board's role is in the first place. " says Bowman.
"What if all the governance processes policies, strategies , financial reporting and risk management programs we put in place were just tools to assist the board to “make the choices that create the future for the communities they serve”? I really hope to be able to get those in senior positions asking the questions which can help create outstanding organisations where both innovation and productivity are at optimum capacity."
To purchase and download the app ($12.99)
Comments from users of the app
“I have acted on a few of the new insights i.e. adapted my agenda already for next weeks Board meeting, we were about to review the performance so I have amended based on the tips in the app, and beefed up the focus on variances. More change will follow. “
CEO, Te Waipuna Puawai, New Zealand
“After downloading and familiarising with the app I have recommended to the rest of my board that this is an essential tool to have in their arsenal and look forward to utilising at our next meeting.”
Chair, ETCO, AUstralia
“A very special app! An awesome investment-lots of tools that work!
Incredibly thought provoking and invaluable for any organisation and anyone who wants to make a difference in their organisation. Thank you for making this available at this time.”
CEO, Aura-Soma UK; Director and Partner, Streets Tax Advisors & Chartered Accountants UK