Corporate Governance & Risk

Book Review: Corporate Governance & Risk by John Shaw

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

John Shaw has written a hands-on management book that will be of use for managers at all levels – from the “C Suite” to the production supervisors. He provides clear definitions and an excellent model of Corporate Governance and operations. He then uses that model as an outline for his book. The result is a logical and easily understood flow …

Back to the Drawing Board

Book Review: Back to the Drawing Board by Colin Carter and Jay Lorsch

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

Carter and Lorsch have noted that “around the world, scandals and company failures have provoked a storm of criticism and well-meaning reforms. In response, a variety of ‘best practices’ have emerged, but can such ad hoc adjustments fundamentally change the capacity of boards to provide good governance?” I attended a Forum for Corporate Director’s meeting featuring Professor Lorsch from Harvard …

Manager's Guide to Sarbanes- Oxley Act

Book Review: The Manager’s Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act by Scott Green

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

Boards of all shapes and sizes are wondering about the affect that Sarbanes-Oxley act will have upon their operations, accountability, and liability. But what about the managers running the day-to-day operations? Mr. Green kept his promise to “introduce groundbreaking and practical ‘Control Smart’ approach that not only meets the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley, but also alerts you if operational controls stop …