One Minute Governance
88. Directors have no authority

88. Directors have no authority

November 29, 2021

As weird as it may sound, it's true!  Individual directors have no authority.

87. Help me bring new talent into the governance arena

87. Help me bring new talent into the governance arena

November 25, 2021

We have a talent problem in governance.  Help me fix it!

86. What questions should you ask if you‘re new to this whole governance thing?

86. What questions should you ask if you‘re new to this whole governance thing?

November 22, 2021

Here are my suggestions of questions that will actually help you to build better governance if you're new to the space.

85. Can regulations make corporate governance better?

85. Can regulations make corporate governance better?

November 18, 2021

I think most corporate governance regulations aren't actually about corporate governance at all.  If regulators want governance to improve, they need a different approach.

84. Is it time to re-think dual-class share structures?

84. Is it time to re-think dual-class share structures?

November 15, 2021

There's a lot of drama in Canada right now around dual-class share structures.  Is it time for a change?

83. Executives can make or break board effectiveness

83. Executives can make or break board effectiveness

November 11, 2021

It surprises me that I've never talked about the impact that senior executives have on the effectiveness of their boards.  So here we go!

82. Governing the boundaries of corporate culture

82. Governing the boundaries of corporate culture

November 8, 2021

This episode approaches corporate culture from a different angle than episode 81.  How can a board zero in on its definition of and role in corporate culture?

81. Can boards impact corporate culture?

81. Can boards impact corporate culture?

November 4, 2021

It's hard enough to agree on what corporate culture means, let alone what the board's role should be in its oversight...

80. Misinformation in the Boardroom

80. Misinformation in the Boardroom

November 1, 2021

Misinformation will corrupt any decision process.  How important is it to manage the risk of misinformation in the boardroom?

79. Do You Need a Governance Consultant?

79. Do You Need a Governance Consultant?

October 28, 2021

Every board can improve, but should you hire a governance consultant to help?  What do governance consultants even do in the first place?  How do you know if you're getting good advice? 

78. Governance Education: Make sure your whole board benefits

78. Governance Education: Make sure your whole board benefits

October 25, 2021

Many boards spend lots of time and money on governance education, but don't do a great job at making sure the whole board benefits when a director attends a course or conference.  We can do better than that...

77. Do You Need Governance Education?

77. Do You Need Governance Education?

October 21, 2021

Governance education is everywhere.  Sometimes it's excellent, and sometimes it's awful.  A lot of the time is exorbitantly expensive.  Do *you* need it?

76. Mission Clarity Makes Good Governance Possible (feat. Jamahl K. Evans Sr.)

76. Mission Clarity Makes Good Governance Possible (feat. Jamahl K. Evans Sr.)

October 18, 2021

Jamahl Evans is back!  Many organizations miss the mark with their mission statements.  Without a clear and action-focused mission, how can you make effective decisions?

More about Jamahl: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamahl-k-evans-sr-64638b124/

 

75. What Questions Would You Ask If You Were on the Facebook Board?

75. What Questions Would You Ask If You Were on the Facebook Board?

October 14, 2021

Following Frances Haugen's incredible and awful revelations about Facebook's internal research, imagine you were on the Facebook board.  What questions would you ask?  What future would you help to build for the organization?

74. Is Stakeholder Capitalism Even Possible?

74. Is Stakeholder Capitalism Even Possible?

October 11, 2021

I've talked about stakeholder capitalism before, but not everyone agrees that it's even possible, let alone whether or not it makes sense.

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