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Good to Great Governance: Who Cares?

 By John Pearson You’ve heard the sad story of the board that belatedly realizes their CEO has learned very little from 20 years of CEO “leadership.” Instead, the scorecard would reveal that he or she has had just one year of leadership—but repeated 20 times. How about your board? Are your governance competencies improving, plateauing, or…

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The Board’s Role in Evaluating the CEO By John Pearson

It’s time to demystify the board’s role in evaluating the CEO. When I ask board members or CEOs about the annual performance review of the CEO, the reluctant responses run the continuum: “We did a review three years ago, but it didn’t go well.” “The Board Policies Manual says the Governance Committee should conduct the…

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