Corporate Governance and Risk: A Systems Approach by John C. Shaw

By John C. Shaw

Decision-making and company governance have consistently been vital capabilities in an organization, yet by no means extra so than within the present post-Enron/Andersen enterprise atmosphere. This booklet acts as a framework for company officials and senior-level executives who have to remodel their very own decision-making, threat, and governance methods. The methods were effectively confirmed in a couple of top businesses, whose case reports are incorporated within the book.
Offers modern insurance of an more and more very important subject, bringing up a confirmed strategy that attracts from prime businesses and offers a composite of what to not do in response to businesses like Anderson and Enron.
Author very lively in convention circles, addressing hundreds of thousands in occasions.

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Modern science brought us the nuclear age as well as a different perspective around how and why things work the way they do. Interestingly though, for most of us, our perspective on the way things work is still strongly grounded in Newtonian physics—the way we used to think things worked. In other words, reality around the way things actually work and our perspective around how we think they work are very different. It is no wonder, then, that our conventional wisdom is something from the past.

For example, the commitment of WaMu to long-term share owner value avoided many of the pitfalls of short-term thinking and decision making that produced the consequences that became the S&L crisis of the 1980s. WaMu was an early adapter of a powerful set of core values that created the Tone at the Top introduced earlier. Those values are, if anything, more relevant today than they were when they were put in place 20 years ago: ■ Ethics—All actions are guided by absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness.

Companies fail from the top down, not the other way around. Each of the failures that I experienced during my journey had more to do with a leadership style characterized by a failure to listen and learn than outright incompetence. Steve’s observations were very helpful and much appreciated. You will see many of his thoughts carried forward throughout this book. The scandals and the political drive for reform in the name of corporate governance established new layers of regulatory compliance without necessarily addressing the underlying core issues that caused the scandals in the first place.

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