Gary W. Patterson Poised to Speak on Governance,
Incentives & Strategic Planning
February 1, 2008 – Boston, Mass. – President & CEO of FiscalDoctor™ Gary W. Patterson furthers his expertise on governance, particularly corporate board governance, issues as the popularity of his self-evaluation quiz “What Is Your Board’s Embarrassment IQ?” has been extracted by the National Association of Corporate Directors in NACD Direct Line: January 2008 issue www.nacdonline.org. The NACD digest has also been blogged on www.retiredirector.blogspot.com.
Patterson administers the self-quiz as an effective tool to get board members to examine the quality, accuracy, and the timeliness of the information they receive as it relates to their ability to make sound strategic decisions. Questions run the gamut from “Are the financial reports and summaries easy to understand?” to “Are you receiving hand outs while the meeting is in progress?” Depending on their answers, board members will rank themselves on a scale ranging from “I sleep well at night” to “I must take immediate action.”
You can take the quiz by going to Entrepreneur.com in its resource section http://www.entrepreneur.com/tradejournals/article/170973028.html (NB. The article was originally published in Directors & Boards, December 2007, a journal dedicated to topics of leadership and corporate governance.)
About Gary Patterson
Gary W. Patterson, FiscalDoctor™ (www.FiscalDoctor.com) has been a consultant for more than 200 companies spanning high tech and service industries. His clients include startups, Inc 500, and Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Patterson is a contributing expert to a forthcoming book by Eric J. Leech on making strategic use of Other People’s Money (OPM) to build corporate value. For more information, visit www.FiscalDoctor.com, or call Patterson at 781-237-3617.