Boards only see what they’re presented with and can easily become passive recipients of agendas created by powerful CEOs and senior executives. And corporate failure raises questions as to what the board knew and what more it could have done. Board members can play a transformational role in a company by asking questions that create a space for deep reflection and strategic change — not just responding to what the executive presents and then stepping in to deal with a crisis when things become difficult. The authors present 10 questions for board members to ask that can enable change at the level of individual board members and the board as a whole.
Authors: Andrew White, Eric Wilkinson, Tazim Essani
Source: Harvard Business Review
Subject: Corporate Governance