VIDEO: How Do I Get My Concerns Addressed?

In this video, Corporate Governance Expert David Beatty discusses how to get one’s concerns addressed by a board of directors, and the importance of validating those concerns before approaching the board. Continue Reading

VIDEO: How Do You Get the Right Topics On the Agenda?

In this video, Corporate Governance Expert David Beatty addresses the challenges of getting the right topics on the agenda of a board of directors. Continue Reading

VIDEO: How Does a Board Get More Strategic?

In this video, Corporate Governance Expert David Beatty addresses the challenges that board of directors can face when looking to become more strategic. Continue Reading

How to Be An Effective Chair

The board is only as good as its Chair. An ineffective Chair will result in an ineffective board. If, as a director, you find yourself in a situation where your Chair is not doing a great job then intervene. Have breakfast, lunch or dinner to discuss the challenges. If that still proves ineffective then resign. Continue Reading

ARTICLE: The Independents’ Challenge

The necessarily uncomfortable role of Non-Executive Directors: Insights from Rotman’s David Beatty NOTE: This article was featured on the IEDP Developing Leaders website. Irving Olds, who was chairman of US Steel Inc in the 1940s, noted that non-executive or ‘independent’ directors of corporations were “like the parsley on fish – decorous but not useful”, notes David Beatty in a… Continue Reading

David Beatty Receives ICGN Lifetime Achievement Award

The ICGN, an investor-led body with members representing assets under management in excess of US$34trillion, has announced awards to two organisations and one individual in honour of their exceptional achievements towards improving corporate governance. Continue Reading

VIDEO: Board Governance & Sexual Harrassment #metoo

David Beatty and Rick Powers weigh in on the #metoo movement, what it means for your board when dealing with sexual harassment and how it affects corporate governance in Canada. Continue Reading