Best Practices

A breakdown on how they can add value. 

Mead & Hunt, a private architectural-engineering consulting firm, takes its cues from public companies when it comes to governance.

When private companies need an ethics plan

By Eve Tahmincioglu

The latest developments in the Uber saga, including a legal complaint against the former CEO and shareholder feuding, are just another sign of how the ride-hailing company could have benefited from strong ethics guidelines.

By Barbara Spector

Uber director leaves after sexist joke about women on boards

By Eve Tahmincioglu

Faced with statistics about how one woman on a board leads to more gender diversity, an Uber director made a crack about how it actually leads to more talking.

Lessons for boards from Uber scandals

By Stan Silverman

Uber is known for its very aggressive, only-the-strong-survive competitive culture. But that tone, set largely by the company’s co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick, may have contributed to the ride-hailing powerhouse’s recent woes.


Even for those that have years of experience, mentoring and guidance, making the leap to an executive leadership position is a challenge that is hard to fully prepare for. There’s no way to understand what it’s like to sit in an executive chair until you get there. Even when you do, being successful requires you to be in a constant state of learning. Which makes it all the more surprising that so few companies invest in the kind of training and development programs that can ease the transition.

Four planned pursuits that will pay significant dividends on the hiring investment.


High achieving, hard drivers can sabotage the enterprises they create.


Three strategies for building your board.