Board of directors in NonProfit Organizations – Choosing Members

The primary role of the board of directors of an entity is to steward owners’ investments in that entity. I served on several boards of directors in many countries representing former Alcan Inc.. Some were publicly listed, such as our affilated companies in Japan (NLM) and Malaysia (Alcom). Others were non-public subsidiaries in Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Jamaica, […]

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Stewardship of Time, Talent, Money Need Same Attitudes

My recent Google search on stewardship of time, stewardship of talents, stewardship of the environment, and stewardship of money produced the most hits–27.1 million–for stewardship of time. This result didn’t surprise me because more articles, websites, blogs, discuss stewarding time than other resources on the internet. Today, many people realize that when they become more effective […]

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Effective Decision Making Needs A Reliable Process

Decision making is both an art and a science. The science tries to analyze all information, while the art attempts to produce divergent, innovative solutions. Making a good decision based on logic alone can be comforting. However, we can’t rely on logic only, as using some creativity in the decision making process often produces good, non-obvious outcomes. Still, whichever approach […]

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University Leaders in North America abandoned Their Role 

Why aren’t university leaders leading? They are allowing students to push insane, bizarre, politically correct ideas on everyone in their universities (and colleges). To be sure, university leaders must be careful not to dismiss as political correctness (PC), valid responses by certain groups to subliminal, unconscious, biased behaviors. Racism and sexism are pervasive in society, and sometimes folks aren’t conscious of […]

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