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الجنس، الأكاذيب والقيادة

لندن - غالبا ما تكون الأخبار حافزا مهما لمراجعة الذات، ولاسيما بالنسبة لأعضاء مجالس الشركات. كُشِف النقاب مؤخرا عن تورط الحكومة الروسية في اختراق نظام الكمبيوتر للجنة الوطنية الديمقراطية - بعد عامين فقط من اختراق كوريا الشمالية لنظام سوني بيكتشرز - مما دفع مجالس الإدارات حول العالم إلى تشديد الأمن الالكتروني لمنظماتها.

وبالمثل، هناك قصص عن ممارسات غير قانونية أو غير أخلاقية - على سبيل المثال، بين مزودي شركة أبل في الصين - ألهمت الشركات لإلقاء نظرة فاحصة على سلاسل التزويد الخاصة بها. وأدى انتقاد أجور المديرين التنفيذيين المفرطة لاجتماعات جامحة من قبل لجان تعويض العديد من المجالس. لكن هناك قضية أخرى في الأخبار لم تستأثر حتى الآن بالاهتمام الكافي في قاعات المجالس: الاعتداء الجنسي على الأطفال.

في المملكة المتحدة، نُشرت الشهر الماضي تقارير مروعة عن إساءة معاملة الأطفال في فرق كرة القدم للشباب، حيث يحاول الرياضيون الشباب الوصول إلى المستوى المهني. في آخر إحصاء سُجل تورط 98 ناد للهواة والمحترفين في المملكة المتحدة بطريقة ما.

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