Tag Archives: director duties

Why governance professionals should promote the Galileo Principle

There may seem little in common between Galileo and company secretaries and other governance professionals, but bear with me! Galileo (1564 – 1642) lived towards the end of the Renaissance period, a time of social and cultural change which produced other great cultural polymaths such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Galileo was known as

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Improving governance inside your organisation

Would you like to improve the quality of governance inside your organisation? As an introduction, read my blog about my discussion with George Alagiah, BBC journalist, about value destruction. We talked about whether governance failure, or economics failure, was likely to wreak the most damage. Then sign up for my two-day workshop on how to

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Companies don’t fail – boards do. The Volkswagen emissions scandal

Well, what is there to say about the emissions scandal inside Volkswagen (VW), the biggest car manufacturer in Europe, and a major global player? Maybe we could start by quoting the words of the President and CEO of Volkswagen’s US group, Michael Horn, who has admitted that the company “totally screwed up” in using software to

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