Monthly Archives: May 2013

Is it time to Regulate- Non Executive Directors (NEDs)?

In the aftermath of the financial crisis nearly five years ago, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) of UK undertook to examine all candidates to become board members. Until they relaxed this requirement FSA interview panel had rejected several such appointments. The … Continue reading

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Good Governance Thoughts from the USA- Top10.

#1. I always believe that ultimately, if people are paying attention, then we get good government and good leadership. And when we get lazy, as a democracy and civically start taking shortcuts, then it results in bad government and politics. … Continue reading

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ACCA- Echelon event Jan 2013

In firms that have not lost their entrepreneurial touch, risk takers are often highly rewarded and also often get the benefit of the doubt in decision making. After all, risk is central to profit. It’s also the factor that defines … Continue reading

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Governance and the Arrogance of Power

Over the centuries there has been a tendency by great nations to become arrogant with the accumulation of power. The leaders of such nations thought that they were right and that they had a major responsibility to correct the world. This … Continue reading

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My Top Quotes on Governments and Tyranny

The need for democracy and it’s virtues are preached by many. However, tyranny also rises from a democratic process. Once you’re elected and power is on the rise, little by little  you start controlling others and start accusing the opposers … Continue reading

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Governance and the dog’s tail

A leader should have a track record of perseverance, hard work and be resilient. Good leaders set higher standards and expectations for themselves than for anyone who follows them. This would mean setting a higher standard of governance. Good leaders … Continue reading

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Govern to Glow

There are many Directors who want to follow good governance practices. However, when they see others taking shortcuts to progress, they fail to hold on to their principles. There lies the problem in governance. They start doing the wrong thing … Continue reading

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