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Whistleblowing is rarely out of the news and the recent Barclays case has once again raised key questions about how companies should handle these difficult situations. But one angle that is not much discussed is the issue of how to distinguish between – and then handle – a vexatious employee or individual and a genuine ...

Governance in family businesses is often seen as being outside of or behind governance in corporates.  Yet actually, there are areas where corporates could learn from family businesses – not least in the long term vision they have to ensure they survive through the next few family generations, but also the way they think about ...

I recently spent an interesting afternoon researching who are the world’s leading writers on corporate governance – journalists, bloggers, authors and tweeters.  I was surprised not to find more, so I have decided to share who I found and ask others to share who they follow on this important topic. I was really searching for ...

What is the secret ingredient of corporate culture?  This was the question asked at Hawkamah’s 10th annual conference on Corporate Culture where I was delighted to be a speaker.  Of course, culture is such a critical part of governance. As Hawkamah says, in introducing this subject, “a flawed corporate culture has emerged as a root ...

  Governance is still a relatively new concept around the world and many who sit at a boardroom table are still getting to grips with ‘what does this mean for me?’ I want to look at the issue of silence around a board – and whether directors think they are protected if they stay silent.  ...

For anyone joining a board for the first time, one of the most important issues is to understand the difference between the board role of governance and the management role of managing.  Effective boards understand and manage this difference.  Dysfunctional boards do not. Nowadays, directors of boards are expected to serve to make a difference, ...

Nations moving from good to great require not only excellent infrastructure, high GDP and a healthy employment environment, but also – and most important – a skilled national workforce. The mix is delicate and the challenge for the UAE is great. Legislative support, strong private-sector involvement and citizens who demand relevance from their education system ...

As the financial tsunami passes from one coast to another, anxiety continues to grow in every economic sector around the globe. The storm is cold, bitter and ruthless, and leaves us all restless. In recent months we have all seen how governments, banks and corporations scramble to cope with plunging share prices, international financial turmoil ...

        Hi, I am back on my blog scene. Last few weeks have been extremely busy for me with my endless meetings, hosting guests from around the globe and travelling. Just got back from Sharm El Sheikh where I participated in the World Economic Forum on Middle East. It was quite an ...