Corporate Governance

February 5, 2024

Corporate Governance: 7 Signs of an Unhealthy Board Culture

I write and lecture often about the risks of an unhealthy or toxic culture. Last year, I was honored to partner with longtime friend Cynthia Cooper […]
August 14, 2023

Sky-high CEO Pay Can Create Significant Risks

There has been a surge in news regarding CEO compensation. Always a topic of intense interest, CEO pay can become especially contentious during periods of economic […]
November 21, 2022

FTX’s Lack of Governance and Internal Auditors Should Have Been Red Flags

Over the years, I have written several blogs and articles focused on corporate culture. The recent collapse of FTX reminds us once again how toxic culture […]
March 2, 2022

New IIA-UK Report Takes a Fresh Look at Auditing Culture

The Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors in the United Kingdom and Ireland (IIA-UK) is a pioneer in advocating internal audit’s role in auditing corporate culture. So, […]
October 11, 2021

One Company – Two Chief Audit Executives: Twice as Effective or Double Trouble?

A recent headline from Reuters caught my eye: “Scandal-hit Credit Suisse names new interim heads of internal audit – memo.” According to Reuters: “Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) […]
May 31, 2021

5 Reasons People Stay in Toxic Cultures

In a recently published blog, I discussed why internal auditors need to use more than their senses of sight and sound when auditing culture. I quoted […]
May 24, 2021

Auditing Culture Also Requires a Sense of “Smell”

When I launched my internal audit career, the idea of auditing the “softer” side of an organization’s culture was anathema to the profession. Back in the […]
January 13, 2021

From the Epicenter of Corporate Governance, Internal Auditors See Modest Improvement

​A great deal has been written about the impacts of COVID-19 from every imaginable angle, from workplace culture, talent management, and evolving business models, to changing […]
July 13, 2020

COVID-19 Demands Audit Committee Effectiveness: 6 Recommendations

The challenges to business and society created by the biggest health crisis in a century have been manifold. Each day brings a new twist in how […]
December 16, 2019

​From the Epicenter of Corporate Governance, Internal Audit Exposes Weaknesses

It is not often when a new report reveals information that is truly startling or exposes a previously unknown wrinkle to an area as well studied […]