Author Archives for Andrea Bonime-Blanc

Three Tools for Overseeing Corporate Culture

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Now is the time for boards to take culture risk seriously and begin to find ways to understand it in advance of a toxic culture truly damaging an organization. The recent examples of bankruptcy at The Weinstein Company and the rapid loss of $2 billion in market cap at Wynn Resorts only serve to underscore the close connection between leadership and culture and toxic leadership and toxic culture with reverberations and repercussions not only on shareholders but stakeholders of all types. In this second part of this blog series addressing culture oversight, I suggest three practical tools for boards to... Read More


Catalysts for Transforming Culture Risk into Culture Value

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It seems recently that one can’t escape reading stories about poor leadership gone wrong. It’s time for action from the boardroom, and it’s no longer good enough to ask unstructured questions about a company’s helpline. Nor is good enough to rely on one’s own experience, instinct, and blind spots in the boardroom to hold management accountable for a healthy culture. Trust-but-verify culture might be a good way for boards to move forward. While it is critically important to have trust in the CEO, blind trust can only lead to blind alleys where bad cultures can fester and become toxic. The... Read More