Essential Reading for Board Members, CEOs, CIOs, CAEs, and General Counsel

Posted on Feb 28, 2011

Deloitte has given us yet another fabulous document. This is called “The Tech-Intelligent Board: Priorities for Tech-Savvy Directors as they oversee IT Risk and Strategy”.

Even though this is an excellent document, I have three problems with it, the first of which is easily overcome: the title. This is not just for directors who are already tech-savvy.
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Board Members Use Social Media, So Why Not You?

Posted on Feb 25, 2011

 One of my Twitter friends, Lucy Marcus, recently talked to You can see the interview here.

Lucy is not only a member of boards, but also a governance activist (primarily around the contribution of women to boards) that I follow with respect. When she provides advice, as she does here, for members of the board those of us in management positions should take notice.
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COSO ERM - A Good Framework?

Posted on Feb 21, 2011

Recently, I had a conversation with Grant Purdy — a highly respected (and opinionated) risk management professional, and a leader in the development of the ANZ risk management standard and the subsequent ISO 31000:2009 standard. You can see his thoughts on COSO ERM here.

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Norman's Podcast on GRC, and a Related Discussion Forum

Posted on Feb 21, 2011

You are invited to listen to a podcast and join a related discussion forum as I share my views on GRC.

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A Radical Thought About Governance

Posted on Feb 17, 2011

This morning, I was reading the local (London) paper and saw an ad for a training class in governance for non-executive directors (affectionally called "NEDs" here). It set me thinking. Maybe dreaming is a better word.

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Report From Davos Includes Fascinating Discussion of Governance and Risk Issues

Posted on Feb 15, 2011

This report contains some excellent information on a variety of risk and governance issues. What caught my eye was the section halfway down, under the heading: “Redesigning the Board.”

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The Most-viewed Posts on Norman's Internal Auditor Online Blog

Posted on Feb 11, 2011

I recently posted a list of the top posts on my personal blog. Today, I want to share a list of the top posts, in terms of views, on my Internal Auditor Online blog.

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Corporate Governance Guidelines: Reviewing One Company's Document

Posted on Feb 7, 2011

General Dynamics has shared their Corporate Governance Guidelines and they make interesting reading.

I am not going to comment on whether I think this is a great document or not, except to say that it has some provisions I really like and others I question. Rather, let me point out a few areas that I think merit some thought and, perhaps, comment from you.
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GRC Survey: The Results Are In

Posted on Feb 1, 2011

The survey I ran at the end of 2010 had some interesting results. You can see the report, with my summary and comments, here.

Overall, there was an encouraging level of support for the OCEG definition of GRC and the perception that its business-oriented view of GRC has value.
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