One Minute Governance
101. Season 2 Finale

101. Season 2 Finale

January 13, 2022

Thanks for sticking with me through two seasons and 101 episodes!  

100. Why do corporate governance experts think so small??

100. Why do corporate governance experts think so small??

January 10, 2022

Episode 100 was supposed to be the season 2 finale, until something annoying came across my desk...

99. I think I might write a book…

99. I think I might write a book…

January 6, 2022

We already established that learning about corporate governance can be embarrassing.  I think I might be able to help.  One way is by writing a book.  I'll tell you more soon, but in the meantime, send me positive vibes and any questions you think I could help to address.

98. Learning about corporate governance can be embarrassing

98. Learning about corporate governance can be embarrassing

January 3, 2022

There are lots of reasons why successful and influential people might feel reluctant to go back and learn the basics of corporate governance.  That's OK, although I wonder if we might be able to find a way to make it more comfortable...

97. Some organizations that do really cool stuff

97. Some organizations that do really cool stuff

December 30, 2021

I rely on other, smarter people for inspiration.  To that end, I wanted to do an episode acknowledging some organizations out there that push my brain in new directions when it comes to corporate governance and leadership.  It's not an exhaustive list, nor is it intended to be a "best of" - it's just some folks who have been on my mind of late.  Please check them out!

www.the51.com

https://www.blackopportunityfund.ca/

https://www.futuredirectors.com/

https://fnmpc.ca/

https://filene.org/

https://neythri.org/

 

96. Why “where were the directors?” is still a good question

96. Why “where were the directors?” is still a good question

December 27, 2021

"Where were the directors?" was basically the question that launched the corporate governance "industry" in Canada.  Turns out it's still an important question...

95. Why does every little new governance idea feel like a BIG DEAL?

95. Why does every little new governance idea feel like a BIG DEAL?

December 23, 2021

Corporate governance basically never changes, and every time any little thing happens it seems like a huge deal.  Why is that?

94. Helping founders buy in to “governance”

94. Helping founders buy in to “governance”

December 20, 2021

It can be hard to engage entrepreneurs in conversations about governance.  They have a lot of other important stuff on their minds.  Here are a few tips.

93. Subsidiary governance

93. Subsidiary governance

December 16, 2021

I wish I knew a lot more about the governance of subsidiaries...

92. A new (to me) take on the board skills matrix

92. A new (to me) take on the board skills matrix

December 13, 2021

Board skills matrices have been around forever, but there's a new (to me) feature that I think would make them even more useful.

91. Are great board chairs really like orchestra conductors?

91. Are great board chairs really like orchestra conductors?

December 9, 2021

Lots of effective directors compare great board chairs to orchestra conductors.  I'm not so sure the analogy is so apt...

90. The thing about Carver…

90. The thing about Carver…

December 6, 2021

The Carver Policy Governance (R) model is pretty divisive.  Here's my take...

89. What is a decision?

89. What is a decision?

December 2, 2021

I've spent a lot of time leaning into my definition of governance as the way decisions are made in an organization.  Maybe we should finally spend some time talking about what a decision is...

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!

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