Corporate Governance and Risk:A Systems Approach
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Praise for Corporate Governance & Risk "Leaders in all three sectors will find Jack Shaw's new book an indispensable guide to decision making. When the old answers do not fit the new questions, Jack provides the concepts, the language, and the focus that governance and management require to be viable and relevant in an uncertain future." -Frances Hesselbein Chairman, Leader to Leader Institute "Corporate Governance and Risk introduces a new perspective on managing organizational risk that is needed to thrive in today's ever-changing environment, and will become the blueprint for high-performing organizations ready to alter their perspective on risk and discover unconventional wisdom." -Leonard Schaeffer Chairman and CEO, WellPoint "Corporate Governance and Risk drives home the essential Druckerian principle that effective management is fundamentally a moral vocation. Jack Shaw's perspectives, developed over a long and distinguished career as a management consultant, make clear that sound governance begins with the tone at the top." -Steadman Upham President, Claremont Graduate University "In today's business environment-with the Enron scandal and the crisis of faith in corporate leadership and with a dynamic and increasingly volatile external environment-it is more critical than ever that we safeguard our company's reputation and ensure that we manage for risks appropriately and proactively. Traditional approaches to risk management consider only risks that are apparent and generally assume static conditions, rather than acknowledging that the world of business-indeed the world at large-is a very dynamic place in which the unexpected happens regularly. In Corporate Governance and Risk: A Systems Approach, John Shaw describes a systematic methodology for managing for risks in a dynamic setting that has been invaluable to me in structuring effective enterprise risk management at Washington Mutual." -William A. Longbrake, Vice Chair Enterprise Risk Management, Washington Mutual, Inc.