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The way of Board Governance?!?

This article in Businessweek by Peter Burrows, talk about how HP is now going to require that Board members to win a majority of shareholder votes. It is interesting almost ‘HP way’ approach to looking after shareholder interests. However, the board can refuse the resignation. In this post-Enron, Sarbanes-Oxley world it is nice to see this gesture.

It is not quite an earth-shattering move, but it does suggest that there are some leadership moves that are occurring and maybe this will catch to other organizations.

I do not think that this absolves HP of the Compaq merger, but it is at least a start.

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November 4, 2005 Posted by | Commentary, Culture, Ethics, Leadership | Leave a comment

ITtoolbox: Thoughts on Ethics

James McGovern in his piece “Thoughts on Ethics” raises some ideas on ethical approach in an area that often thinks of itself as amoral. Brings up culture as a component of the ethical process. This is right on the nose.

July 1, 2005 Posted by | Culture, Ethics | Leave a comment