The need to rethink risk governance

The Need To Rethink Risk Governance

By Pedro B. Agua The approach to corporate risks is a growing concern within corporate governance. Excessive attention to compliance and too much focus on...

How the company secretary’s role is set to evolve to continue to add value...

The role of the company secretary in supporting board effectiveness can sometimes be overlooked. They provide a valuable service as a repository of corporate...

How to rank your business high for ethical auditing

Having an ethical culture in your organization is a foundation for effective internal control. All auditors are aware that internal controls are necessary for...
reputation

4 Trends in Reputation that CEOs Need to Understand

By Sharon Fishburne Businesses of all sizes are having to think more seriously about their reputations. A reputational crisis not only damages consumer confidence in a...
fraud

What is Accounting Fraud? A Guide for Safe Accounting & Compliance

Overview The world of business is not foreign to accounting scandals and fraud. From entrepreneurs to employees, from managers to maids, it is not uncommon...
leadership

Corporate Social Responsibility: Do Companies Have Souls?

By Bill Novelli The harshest criticism of corporate social responsibility is that companies are essentially immoral, or rather amoral. It’s said that money trumps everything,...

Effective Due Diligence – Often Harder Than You Think!

By Peter Lorange To undertake due diligence (“DD”) when considering investing in a new project is paramount. However, in reality, to do this well can...

What leadership policies can help uplift the middle class?

It is quite unfortunate that the liberal and capitalist values that have been propagated for long didn’t prove fruitful for the masses. The situation...

COVID-19 Effect on Corporate Law

The new virus that affects the respiratory system was explored in the Far East in the winter of 2019. Since it started spreading quickly,...

Strategic Change in Banking from Pre- to Post-Crisis: Evidence from Europe, North...

By Boris Liedtke and David Young   Introduction Economic and financial crises often lead to profound changes in the way businesses, and especially financial institutions, are managed....

Compliance of Rules, Regulations, and Law is Vital

One of the most frustrating aspects of manufacturing is the time and money spent to develop a new product. It is out there in...

The Importance of Adopting a Loving Attitude Towards Stakeholders

By Dr. Bruno Roque Cignacco In the business environment, love is commonly seen as a feeling totally alien to the cultures of most organisations. Some...
operations and supply chain management

Compliance is Riskier Than Ever

By Gerry Zack, CEO, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics Over the years, there has been a steady growth of compliance-related risks that bring untimely...
Green Paper Man Stopping

What Are We Doing Today to Prevent Our Company’s Next Ethical Disaster?

By David De Cremer Imagine that you are walking past a restaurant where you clearly see that the condition of the electric wiring in the...
women in leadership

Scandinavian secure-sharing software as a service: The ultimate solution for decision-makers

Interview with Møyfrid Øygard, Managing Director at Admincontrol Admincontrol provides software solutions for secure collaboration and easy sharing of documents in business processes, such as...

Corporate Culture: What It Is and Why It Is Important

By Adrian Furnham A functional corporate culture benefits both the company and its employees. In this article, the author provides an overview on the origin...

Four Toxic Symptoms of Success

By Risto Siilasmaa All companies make mistakes but success – especially huge success – can blind companies to their mistakes until it’s too late to...

Big Business Models Are Back-to-Front Create Long-term Value By Putting Shareholders At the Back-end...

By Paul Strebel Large firms have been treating their shareholders as their most critical stakeholders. In the short run this might make sense, but not...

Integrative Intelligence for a Trust-based Worldview for Business

By Sharda Nandram, Puneet Bindlish and Navin Keizer Trust forms the bedrock of any business and can be seen as the fundamental currency of all...

Gender Parody: How to Get Even More White Men on Your Corporate...

By Stefanie Johnson Unlike the United States, many European countries have seen declines in the percent of white men on corporate boards. The author presents...

The Simplexity Gap Why Boards are Always a Step Behind their Management Teams –...

By Mihnea Moldoveanu and Richard Nesbitt How impactful can simplexity gap be in corporate boards? In this article, the authors show how such gap undermines...

Becoming the Chairman

By Didier Cossin and Michael Watkins The move from CEO to Chairman is a major role shift. Success requires a set of leadership qualities which...

Creating an Agile Board of Directors

By Patrick Dailey and Joel Koblentz As the impulse of industry players to stay ahead of the competition skyrockets, how will you drive superior performance...

Gender Diversity in the Boardroom: Finding an Optimal Level?

By Won-Yong Oh, Loren Falkenberg, and Jim Dewald There has been an increase in the number of women serving on boards. Today, everyone talks about...

How to Get Your Functions to Supercharge Your Strategy

By Jo Whitehead, Anita Hunt and Debbie Rogerson Great strategies often go to waste because they cannot be properly executed. In this article, the authors...

When Democracy and Centralisation Meet in Leadership

By David De Cremer and Tian Tao Business leaders face a plethora of challenges and one of those is finding the leadership approach that would...

United Airlines, Artificial Intelligence, and Donald Trump: Reawakening Values in the Era...

By Avi Liran and Simon L. Dolan Society has evolved and not all aspects of our lives were able to cope up with the changes...

People and the Planet – CSR Initiatives Sweeten Ferrero’s Success

By Tammi L. Coles For global businesses to thrive, “doing sustainability” is no longer an option. Tammi L. Coles spoke with recognised CSR researcher and...

The Value of Gender-Based Leadership

By Melissa Greenwell If a roomful of men can draw on their experiences and insights to help a business succeed, a roomful of men and...

We Need a Greater Focus on the Benefits Women in Top Executive Roles Bring...

By Sucheta Nadkarni Recruiting women to corporate boards and top executive roles helps businesses find the best people and reach key consumers. There’s a risk...

A Wake-Up-Call for the Boards on Innovation

By Alessandro Di Fiore, Jonas Vetter and Joachim von Heimburg Today, innovation is not limited to products, but includes business models. Boards can play a...

Values, Values on the wall, Just do business and forget them all: Wells Fargo,...

By Avi Liran and Simon L. Dolan There is a growing discrepancy between the values stated on the wall and values in action. In the...

The Dirty Dozen: How Unethical Behaviour Creeps Into Your Organisation

By Urs Müller and Ulf Schäfer This article presents some of the most influential drivers of unethical behaviour in business and suggests counter-strategies. Reviewing the...

Managing People in Mergers and Acquisitions Part 2: Integration and Survival

By Guido Stein and Marta Cuadrado In Part One, we addressed the key reasons why companies decide to pursue merger, the reasons why many...

Managing People in Mergers and Acquisitions Part 1: Reasons and Reality

By Guido Stein and Marta Cuadrado In Part One of this article we will address a number of issues related to mergers. First, we will...

An Investor’s Least Favourite Statement – “Oops, Wrong CEO”

By Leslie Pratch It is possible to identify executives who are likely to act with consistently high integrity and who demonstrate sound, timely judgment when...

The Fairness Challenge of the Internet of Things

By Bang Ngyuen and David De Cremer The Internet-of-Things essentially enables mass data collection and analysis, to the benefit not just of businesses, but individuals...
women in leadership

Leadership Innovation: Huawei’s rotating CEO system

By David De Cremer and Tian Tao The CEO of an organisation is where the buck stops, and to whom all credit is due for...

Brilliant Senior Team Work

By John Sutherland A large number of businesses have a gap between the espoused strategy and what actually happens day by day. So much so...

Conflict Contagion: A Virus to Watch and Treat Early

By Karsten Jonsen, Karen A. Jehn, Sonja Rispens and Lindred L. Greer Conflicts are daily realities of organisational teams, and most people are aware of...

Improving Digital Innovation in Large Enterprise: Strengthening e-Leadership at C-level

By Joe Peppard, Simon Robinson and Tobias Hüsing If your company doesn’t want to miss out on the new opportunities IT offers for business innovation,...

Boards Face Leadership Crisis in Changing Times

By Andrew Kakabadse Boards can prove easy targets for their critics. Below, Andrew Kakabadse discusses how to make boards work, and argues that directors should...

BoardVantage: Success Beyond the Boardroom

Used by over half the Fortune 100 companies, BoardVantage is making the paperless boardroom a reality. The expansion of its internal functionality to different digital...

The Chief Strategy Officer in the European Firm: Professionalising Strategy in Times of Uncertainty

By Markus Menz, Günter Müller-Stewens, Tim Zimmermann & Christian Lattwein The chief strategy officer (CSO) position has recently been gaining prominence in European firms. However,...

Building Ethical Business Cultures: BRIC by BRIC

By Alexandre Ardichvili, Douglas Jondle, Jack Wiley, Edgard Cornacchione, Jessica Li & Thomas Thakadipuram As the economies of Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRICs) continue...

CEOs, Mind Your Own Business! Why and How Corporate CEOs Should Pay More Attention...

By Andrew Campbell, Sven Kunisch & Günter Müller-Stewens The corporate office consists of the CEO and the corporate functions. It is the main vehicle for...

Board of Directors Oversight of Leadership Risk

By Patrick R. Dailey and Charles H. Bishop The practice of Enterprise Risk Management was born as a consequence of the Enron collapse in...

Board Responsibility under the FCPA

By Thomas R. Fox and Ryan Morgan The nightmare of every corporate director is to wake up to find out that the company of the...

The Benefits of Trusting More (with reservations)

By J. Keith Murnighan Trust is critical for leaders. Without trust, leadership is impossible. The problem, however, is that trust always entails risk. “Every stranger is...

The Will and Skill to be Strategic

By Patrick R. Dailey & Chuck Russell Strategy guidance is a board’s most crucial responsibility. With contemporary directors repeatedly being exhorted to step up their contribution...

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