Dr Bart's Blog

Board Evaluations: The ‘Touchiest Subject’ in Corporate Governance

Article

“It’s a given today that good corporate governance begins with good directors. And in a previous article I talked about how the first step in making this happen is finding and recruiting directors who have the right competencies and mix of skills that will serve both the current and longer term best interests of their organization. This requires …

read full post →

Improving the Caribbean Board’s Role in Strategy: WDirectors Speak Out

Article

“With the global crisis in corporate governance still only mildly abated, there have been renewed calls for Boards to become more active participants in their corporations’ affairs and in particular the “direction setting” or “strategy” function. After all, the purpose of governance is to enhance executive decision making and thus improve organiz …

read full post →

Talent Management: An Emerging New Board Responsibility

Article

“In days of old, the Board’s responsibility for managing the talent of their organization began and ended with their top executive, the CEO. Any other responsibilities for “talent management” fell to the CEO. That’s because up until the governance implosion of 2001, it was the governance ‘party line’ that the Board had responsibility for only one…

read full post →

What is Corporate Governance and Why is it so Important?

Article

“Corporate governance affects how well – or poorly – an enterprise is run. While many definitions of corporate governance exist, perhaps one of the best (and shortest) is the one developed by Sir Adrian Cadbury when he wrote his landmark report on the state of corporate governance in the UK. According to Sir Adrian, corporate governance concerns …

read full post →

Turks & Caicos Weekly News

Article

COMPANY directors from the Island’s banking, insurance and public service sectors gathered to learn about corporate governance this week. The internationally recognised Chartered Director Programme, sponsored by the TCI’s Financial Service Commission, was a three-day intensive learning experience.

read full post →

What makes a good corporate director? – Part 2 of 3

Article

It’s not easy being a good corporate directors these days. In my previous blog, I pointed out that there are three essential qualifications – or tests – that all directors must meet if they are to properly do their job as “governors” of their organizations and their Senior Managers. I call them the 3C’s of great governance: Competence, Curiosity …

read full post →

What makes a good corporate director? – PART 1 of 3

Article

It’s not easy being a good corporate director these days. Sure the perks and prestige are still there. But the amount of Regulations, Responsibilities and Risks directors face are also at an all-time high and represent real “spoilers” in what used to be a fun job. As a result, the word is out that you should NOT consider becoming a director …

read full post →