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  • 29-Nov-2021 | R Gopalakrishnan

    Constructive dissonance essential for better neeti

    Aberrant judgements occur often in institutions where constructive dissonance is absent

  • 10-Nov-2021 | R Gopalakrishnan

    The humane factor

    It is about how corporate leaders can create humane and passionate companies, which, as a byproduct, achieve impressive growth and great profits

  • 09-Nov-2021 | R Gopalakrishnan

    Irrational exuberance and rational humility

    I worry that the hard-earned savings of middle-class investors could be at risk

  • 12-Oct-2021 | R Gopalakrishnan

    Companies need more neeti, less niyam

    The key lies in training and aligning directors about the behavioural aspects of governance, not only about the laws

  • 14-Sep-2021 | R Gopalakrishnan

    Good governance despite differences

    Governance is perceived as an abstruse and technical subject, connecting the three dots of accounting, legal, and regulatory

  • 10-Aug-2021 | R Gopalakrishnan

    Leaders should be changed periodically

    When leaders linger long, warning signals of reduced effectiveness begin, often increasing in intensity

  • 15-Jul-2021 | R Gopalakrishnan

    Making PSUs board-yukt and sarkar-mukt

    PSUs have played a well-defined role in India's progress over 74 years. Some have delivered sterling outcomes that the return-seeking, capital-poor private sector would have been unable to do

  • 08-Jun-2021 | R Gopalakrishnan

    Leading in a crisis

    Denial of a mistake is a terribly diminishing action. The fact that many leaders rarely admit to their mistakes is no excuse for not doing so

  • 25-May-2021 | R Gopalakrishnan

    Rules to judge leaders by

    Book review of The CEO Test: Master the Challenges that Make or Break All Leaders

  • 12-May-2021 | R Gopalakrishnan

    How social context influences human behaviour

    Many crises are leadership failures rather than technical ones. Leaders focus so intently on an agenda that they fail to factor in their team's social context

  • 22-Apr-2021 | R Gopalakrishnan

    Why managers must be coaches too

    Ruchira Chaudhary places the burden of coaching, not on her ilk, but on operating managers. That is a laudable aim.

  • 15-Apr-2021 | R Gopalakrishnan

    Legality versus morality

    Law and morality are often not aligned. Apart from regulations, we must consider the difficult perspective of character versus morality by exploring "behavioural corporate governance"

  • 19-Mar-2021 | R Gopalakrishnan

    Why our brain resists diversity

    Although the brain resists variation, in contrast, variation is at the core of evolution and life forms

  • 18-Feb-2021 | R Gopalakrishnan

    When CEO and board marriages fail

    Boards and remuneration committees hesitate to engage with the behavioural and soft aspects of CEO appraisal. This is one important reason for such marriages failing

  • 21-Jan-2021 | R Gopalakrishnan

    The gyroscope of corporate governance

    Lessons from political governance are instructive even for corporations

  • 17-Dec-2020 | R Gopalakrishnan

    The emerging future role of boards

    Management needs new ways of thinking to make companies survive and grow for the long term, and to be sustainable companies in every sense of the word

  • 20-Nov-2020 | R Gopalakrishnan

    Prodrome of a governance crisis - behaviour

    Regulators and board directors should be sensitive to advance signals, usually manifested through behavioural aberrations before the failure

  • 10-Nov-2020 | R Gopalakrishnan

    Boards and the human factor

    Book review of On Board: The Insider's Guide to Surviving Life in the Boardroom

  • 16-Oct-2020 | R Gopalakrishnan

    What a 'wise' board director is

    Wisdom is born out of controlling lower ground thinking by the discipline of higher ground thinking-the word discipline is noteworthy

  • 18-Sep-2020 | R Gopalakrishnan

    Myrmidons around the CEO

    When you think of celebrities - CEOs, ministers, bureaucrats, actors and sportsmen - you note that they have a swarm of myrmidons around them