Much has been written about corporate governance, board practice and business performance in recent years. Many claims have been made along the way as shareholders, directors, researchers, consultants and members of the business community have tried to understand what boards do and how they influence business performance.
Despite the best efforts of many—and many claims that various observable attributes of boards are causal to performance—credible answers have been few and far between. That we cannot explain how boards influence the achievement of business performance outcomes remains a rather large blindspot, especially as boards hold the responsibility for business performance. Hopefully, help is not far away.
In the meantime, we have much to learn from each other. If you are wrestling with some aspect of corporate governance, board practice or value creation that is proving to be a thorn in your side or the side of your board, I would like to help you wrestle with it and, perhaps, even resolve it.
Thoughts on corporate governance, strategy and the craft of board work; our place in the world; and, other things that catch my attention.