This New York Times article by Yonette Joseph highlights yet another example of bullying and abuse being common knowledge, without intervention by the board! ONE charity had a high profile international board of directors who including Bono were either complicit or grossly negligent.
U2’s front man, Bono, said he was “furious” after the ONE charity was rocked by accusations that it had long fostered an atmosphere of bullying and abuse. Just because unscrupulous executives secrete these types of abuse from boards of directors, it does not excuse boards from ensuring that this cannot happen.
In my book, ‘From Bully to Bull’s-Eye: Move Your Organization Out of the Line of Fire’, I discuss the responsibilities boards of directors have and what to do when executive directors overstep their bounds. Without openness and transparency in an organization, trust erodes quickly.
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