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  • About the Author: Patrick Dailey

    Patrick R. Dailey, Ph.D.  is a partner in the board governance consultancy firm, BoardQuest. Dr. Dailey is an industrial and organizational psychologist specializing in board governance processes…

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07 Nov. 2018 | Comments (0)
On Governance: Agility in Your Boardroom
Boards are expected to be more alert and foresighted. They must be prepared for more rapid situational assessment, faster reaction time and creative s…

11 Jun. 2018 | Comments (0)
On Governance: Balancing Directors’ Hindsight, Insight, and Foresight for Rebuilding a Board
(This is the second part of a two-part series on the philosophy of filling boards with competent directors, making them more effective, and rebuilding…

22 May. 2018 | Comments (0)
On Governance: Balancing Directors’ Hindsight, Insight, and Foresight for Board Composition and Effectiveness
(This is part of a two-part series on the philosophy of filling boards with competent directors, making them more effective, and rebuilding them when …

11 Oct. 2017 | Comments (0)
Advice to chairs: Create boardroom agility
Chairs and their fellow directors today are in the crosshairs of activists, proxy advisory firms and major investors. The implications are clear. Boar…

25 Apr. 2017 | Comments (0)
What causes corporate directors to overreach their fiduciary responsibilities?
Present-day corporate directors are being equipped by governance educators, driven by regulators, and pressured by activists to be more actively engag…

09 Mar. 2017 | Comments (0)
Does your Board Lead or Spectate When it Comes to Strategic Transformation?
Transformation is one of the most challenging competencies a board must master. McKinsey & Co. estimates that 70 percent of transformations fail to ac…