Tackling questions of diversity may be hard, but Raj Tulsiani argues that it’s essential for companies if they want to be relevant in the future.
For the past 20 years I’ve been working with organisational leadership, assessing and helping businesses select leaders. Although as a partner I am insulated from the same pressures faced by the boards I support, it’s clear that the idea of stewardship and the governance that protects organisations has rarely been under so much strain. Forgetting globalisation, disruptive technologies, changing customer demographics and a constantly developing regulatory framework, businesses are now held accountable as to how they behave. They are judged or tested on dimensions like environmental capital, social value, purpose, CSR and—most frightenin