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Stakeholders’ Place in Governance

Stakeholders’ Place in Governance

A recent article on boardagenda.com caught my eye[1].  The thrust of the article is that, as a result of the pandemic, businesses are being compelled to “…adopt more of a ‘stakeholder’ approach to governance.”  To this end, the article argues that businesses...
Monitoring Financial Condition

Monitoring Financial Condition

It’s not unusual for boards which have not previously worked with the Policy Governance® model to respond very positively when it is explained to them and to express enthusiasm for implementing the model. However, it’s also not unusual for boards new to the model to...
Monitoring as Measurement

Monitoring as Measurement

I’ve had occasion in recent times to observe a number of boards undertaking monitoring activities.  A couple of takeaways have stuck in my mind as a result of these experiences, one of which I’ll describe below and the other I’ll describe in a subsequent blog....
Who Makes A Good Board Member?

Who Makes A Good Board Member?

I’m often asked what qualities distinguish a good board member from a not-so-good member, so that boards can try to recruit the former.  In my opinion, there are three qualities.  The first is a comprehensive understanding of the Policy Governance®...
When the Wheels Fall Off a Meeting

When the Wheels Fall Off a Meeting

In my New Zealand-based governance consulting work, I’m privileged to work with a number of Māori tribal governance bodies.  These are organisations which have been created (often by Act of Parliament) to govern the affairs of an iwi (or...

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