Playing Board Games: Maximizing External Insight To Avoid Checkmate

Corporate-boardroom news usually hits the media pipeline as 'it' hits the fan. Enron's dramatic fall from grace catapulted its powers-that-be from the boardroom to the

courtroom; Hewlett-Packard's boardroom scandal sent the company's reputation through a ritualistic slaughter; Worldcom's board was widely criticized as being too passive and

overlooking the blatant accounting fraud taking place. These instances mar the positive impact a board of directors can have on an organization; however, a board doesn't have to

be an ominous shadow of power that hangs over a corporation, only to emerge when times are tough.