This week, USA Today interviewed former Hewlett-Packard CEO, Carly Fiona, who was fired in 2005.
The conversation touched on "dysfunctional boards."
Q: HP doesn't have the only dysfunctional board on the planet. What can other boards do to stop the ugliness and focus on their responsibilities?
A: Don't become consumed by personal agenda. Put tough issues about the business and personality conflicts on the table and talk about them face to face. The ability to talk directly instead of taking issues underground is a big part of keeping any team functioning.