Enduring truths in successful leadership and governance


Sound governance is not some abstract ideal or utopian pipedream. Nor does it occur by accident or sudden outbreaks of altruism. It happens only when leaders lead with integrity, when directors actually direct, when ethical values are the sunlight that illuminates all decisons and when major organizations are held to the highest standards of accountability by vigilant stakeholders and informed individuals.]

I first began made the case for these and other enduring truths in leadership and governance 40 years ago.  They remain gleaming beacons for guiding thoughtful leaders and stakeholders in 2021. They continue to illuminate the path for my work and that of goverenance think I founded.

J. Richard Finlay
Founder, The Finlay Centre for Corporate & Public Governance