This survey expands research based upon an article originally written by the Fiscal Doctor, Gary Patterson, and published in Financier Worldwide, as a Boardroom Intelligence article, Boardroom Black Holes and Taboos (December 2014).

    These survey results will be treated with complete confidentiality. The information submitted will not be used to identify the respondent or the respondent’s company directly or indirectly. Data will be used in aggregate only, with a sufficiently large sample of companies to ensure anonymity.


    Please provide your contact information to receive a complimentary copy of the survey results and article.

  • Survey

    The following statements reflect the top ten concerns of boards and executives from interviews conducted with top executives by the Fiscal Doctor, Gary Patterson, and Maureen Metcalf of Metcalf + Associates.

    Your response to these statements can help assess your company’s overall fiscal fitness in comparison to our other respondent companies’ responses. It should take about 5 minutes to complete. In return for your time investment, we will send you a copy of the results and the article we will publish based on them.

    Please indicate your board and/or top executives’ level of concern (1-10) on each of the following statements with a 1 being “our board needs to address this now” to 10 being “we have this covered and spending more time on it would divert us from other more important activities.”