Former Yum! Bards chairman and CEO David Novak talks about the principles he developed to motivate people - recognition, leadership, passion, openness and culture.
Companies need not only to do the right thing, they need to differentiate themselves from their peers if they are to stand out from the crowd when reputational crises hit.
GE's board was jolted by the under par performance of the company, but how can other boards protect themselves from such surprises?
Three-to five-year business plans – once a staple of good governance – are a thing of the past as disruption increases and change quickens.
For corporate boards and their companies, the only real protection from an activist investor is to consistently turn in an excellent performance.
For Athenahealth, bringing in former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt as chairman is far beyond a typical board appointment.