Governance

Avoiding Corporate Governance Failures

Avoiding Corporate Governance Failures Begins With Better Understanding the Board's Oversight Role Boardroom Metrics has been involved in corporate governance consulting now for over twenty years. We’ve also served as Directors for public, private and not-for-profits organizations.  Here’s what we’ve learned about avoiding corporate governance failures: The #1 reason for corporate governance failures is that [...]

By |December 4th, 2018|Board of Directors, Governance|0 Comments

The Governance Mistake of CEO as Board Chair

Board Oversight and Corporate Governance Question: of the following Board types, which one means oversight? Advisory Board? Operating Board? Governance Board? Not a tough question, right? The answer is Governance Board. So, if the role of a Governance Board means oversight, how come so many public companies elect their CEO’s as Board Chair? Role of [...]

By |November 29th, 2018|Governance, Leadership|0 Comments

Private Boardroom Rental Tips

Boards working on strategic planning or other governance priorities will frequently rent a private boardroom outside the organization’s offices. Whether the boardroom rental is at a resort hotel or a downtown office service, not all private boardrooms are equal. As an external Board facilitator, I’ve had the opportunity to observe what makes good and bad [...]

By |August 11th, 2018|Governance|0 Comments

Association Governance Trends

Association Governance - Evolving From Operations to Oversight Here are the most common trends we are observing in Association governance: Board roles are being redefined to focus on governance and oversight from operations and staff direction. Board composition is being realigned towards risk, strategy and subject matter expertise from member representation. Board operating processes and [...]

By |July 20th, 2018|Association Management, Governance|0 Comments

Five Questions For a Startup Board Chair

Recently, I was contacted by a friend looking for some governance insight. She had been approached to be the Chair of a young, fast growing start-up. Although she didn’t have any Board experience, there were many logical reasons the start-up had reached out to her. My friend wanted to understand everything she could about being [...]

By |July 12th, 2018|Governance, Private Business|0 Comments

Corporate Governance Lessons: Why Boards Fail

Why Boards Fail Often (more often than it seems) Good governance is a nice concept. In theory, it leads to organizational health and sustainability. However, the reality is that Boards fail all the time. Yes, really. All the time. Where was the Board of Tesla when its CEO was tweeting about taking the company private [...]

What is Corporate Governance PPT

Corporate governance is most effective when Directors share a common understanding of what is corporate governance, the Board’s governance role and the key building blocks for achieving effective corporate governance. This presentation has been used by Associations, private business and not-for-profit Boards of Directors to define corporate governance and the role of the Board of [...]

Board Assessment Tool: Governance or Operating Board?

What Association Board type are you - oversight or operations? As Boards of Directors strive to improve their governance effectiveness, a key challenge many face is striking the right balance between oversight and operations. Many Association Boards started with an operating focus. It was the Boards of new and emerging associations who brought [...]

By |March 28th, 2018|Association Management, Governance|0 Comments