Monthly Archives: April 2016


Five Keys to Good Governance

In the aftermath of Enron, Tyco International and WorldCom, with billions of dollars’ of investors’ money lost as the companies collapsed, the Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOA) was enacted to improve governance of publicly traded companies.    The SOA has done much to improve organizational governance, requiring auditor independence, increased corporate and individual officer accountability, increased financial READ MORE »


Disagreeing with the Harvard Business Review

Harvard Business Review is a go-to read for business executives; I am an avid reader.  But I disagree strongly with the April 2016 cover which blasted readers with a disturbing headline “You Can’t Fix Culture: Just Focus on Your Business and the Rest Will Follow.” Seriously?   The related article, authored by Jay Lorsch and Emily READ MORE »


Six Reasons Culture is Critical

Company culture and its ability to elevate organizational performance is an oft-reported topic in business journals, with a cadre of strong supporters and equally strong detractors.  Much of this debate is caused by lack of understanding as to what culture really is.   Company culture is often used to refer to the ambience of a company READ MORE »