Why Value Value?

By Tim Koller, Richard Dobbs and Bill Huyett Most executives have figured out how to create value for shareholders through experience, observation, and intuition. They’ve...

The Rise of the Functional Manager Changes Afoot in the C-Suite

By Maria Guadalupe, Julie Wulf & Hongyi Li Research shows that the recent transformation in the C-suite, that is, the skyrocketing number of executive team...

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...

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 Rise and Consequences of Corporate Sustainability Reporting

By Ioannis Ioannou and George Serafeim In the last two decades a growing number of companies across sectors and geographies are communicating to their stakeholders...
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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,...
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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...

Complexity Kills Profits – CEOs need to simplify their businesses

By Simon Collinson and Melvin Jay The competitive environment is becoming more complex and unpredictable, and senior managers have no control over the underlying trends,...
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Covering Blind Spots. Does the Board have the Right Information for Effective Decision Making?

By Pedro B. Agua Does your board have the right information for decision making? Better decision making has been a growing demand at any organizational...
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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...

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...

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...

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...
Board Members

Create an Alumni of Retired Board Members

Don’t close the door to a source of wisdom and advice that can aid better decision making Nine years is usually the maximum amount of...

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...

Reinventing Management

 By Julian Birkinshaw What is the future of management? Can management be reinvented to make it more effective as an agent of economic progress and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
Board Membership

Board Membership: Navigating the New Uncertainties

Remember when there was an invisible line separating business from political and social movements? Corporate leaders largely kept quiet about their beliefs and values, trying...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Changing The CEO Politics and Decisions at the Top

By Guido Stein & Manuel Gallego   Introduction 
Companies statistically dismiss twice as many CEOs in bad economic times as in good. Certainly, many senior executives have...

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...

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...

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...

Future Proofing the Boardroom

By Lucy P. Marcus The board room is going through an extraordinary time of transition. More is being demanded of boards than ever before, and...

Corporate ESG Agendas: Are GCs Ready to Lead the Charge? 

By Evangelos Apostolou, Major, Lindsey & Africa  In a year fashioned by the shared experience of the pandemic, the environmental, social and governance (ESG) movement has...
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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...
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...

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...

The Anatomy of Board of Director Culture

By Patrick R. Dailey Culture matters more than before. Unless the right board culture is in place, nothing very special is likely to happen. Talented directors...

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...
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How and When to Seek an Auditor?

Tax audits are a business’ and employer’s worst nightmare. While these investigations are not that common and are surely unusual, it’s best to prepare...

So, you think you have a strategy? Five poor excuses for a strategy

By Freek Vermeulen No matter how colourful your PowerPoint presentation, it does not mean you have a strategy. So what is strategy and what are...

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 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...

What Leaders Do… Requisite Competency for 21st Century Challenges

By Patrick R. Dailey
 From the earliest recorded leadership teachings of Confucius to contemporary theorists and practitioners, leadership has consistently been viewed as the decisive...

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,...
Gerry Zack

The Cycle of ESG and Compliance

By Gerry Zack, CEO of Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics® (SCCE) & Health Care Compliance Association® (HCCA) Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues have...

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...
compliance

What Kind of Challenges for Businesses Face with Compliance in 2021?

Compliance is one of the most important parts of a business that a company can face, and yet so many are still making errors....

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...

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...

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...

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