“Take me to your leader.”

Executive Summary

A little regulatory nudge doesn't hurt, but corporate governance matters for reasons other increasing attention from the NAIC. Benefits of improved risk management, better leadership and better outcomes are possible for organization with effective governance operating models, says Howard Mills, who outlines the basics of such a model.

Those of us who grew up worshiping cheesy sci-fi movies from the 1950s are undoubtedly familiar with that line. It is what the aliens who land on earth usually say to the first people they meet.

That phrase actually is a misquote of an Alex Graham cartoon in the March 21, 1953 issue of the New Yorker. In the cartoon, two ant-like extraterrestrials descend from their flying saucer and request of the first earth creature they meet, “Kindly take us to your President.”

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