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A Boardroom Life May/Jun 2020
First-hand tales from an Africal-American boardroom pioneer.
Getting Serious About Corporate Misconduct Jan/Feb 2021
Retooling your board's oversight of ethics.
A Common Language For Governance Jul/Aug 2023
Corporate Governance implies very different things to investors, managers and directors.
Great Reboot Sep/Oct 2020
Your company's strategy, priorities, technology and governance itself now need rethinking.
A New Business Imperative For Activist Leadership Sep/Oct 2023
How should boards respond to investor activism? By becoming activists themselves.
Hearing The Voice Of The Stakeholder Jan/Feb 2020
The Business Roundtable wants you to list to stakeholders--but how?
A Revolution In Board Reporting Nov/Dec 2023
New technology, graphics and data tools let you shape information targeted to board needs.
How Big Is The Problem Of Short-Termism? Nov/Dec 2022
Do CEOs and boards really obsess over quarterly results as much as we think?
Activist Board Recruiting Demystified Mar/Apr 2024
Attitudes are shifting on barbarians at the boardroom gates.
How Boards Should Plan For CEO Succession May/Jun 2023
How to shape a well-planned, dynamic, board-driven succession process.
Activist Investors: Setting The Pace On ESG Jan/Feb 2022
The proxy successes of 2021 will inspire new activist tactics in 2022.
How Can Boards Prioritize Resilience? Mar/Apr 2024
Today's most effective boards turn rapid change into a structural asset.
Addressing Shareholder Proposal Overload Sep/Oct 2023
Could SEC changes tame the Wild West environment for proxy proposals?
How Companies Can Address ESG Backlash Nov/Dec 2023
ESG has seen a pushback over the past year. What should boards do?
Atomic Trading And Market Regulation May/Jun 2021
When online traders blow up meme stocks like GameStop, how do boards respond?
How Directors Really View Their Board Role Nov/Dec 2021
Board members prefer to hire a CEO… and then stay out of the way.
Audit Committees: The Kitchen Sink Of The Board Mar/Apr 2023
Now is the time to redefine the mandate and roles of the overburdened audit committee.
How Materiality Impacts Reputation Mar/Apr 2020
You can spot pending corporate scandals by what companies fail to disclose.
Becoming A Crisis-Ready Board Jan/Feb 2020
Assuring that management is prepared for crises is no longer enough.
How Peer Reviews Can Change Board Behavior Jul/Aug 2022
Directors can and should be more candid sharing ideas with each other.
Best Practice Investment Committees Jan/Feb 2024
The committees are responsible for crucial endowment investing, but have too few standards.
Human Capital Disclosure And The Board Sep/Oct 2020
New disclosure demands on your company's people and culture are coming. Are you ready?
Best Practices For ESG Leadership Jan/Feb 2023
Here is how companies and their boards are turning ESG pledges into action.
Imagining The Corporate Board Of 2053 Jul/Aug 2023
Thirty years from now, the same fundamentals of board effectiveness will still apply.
Best Practices For Virtual Shareholder Meetings Mar/Apr 2021
What lessons have we learned after a year of online annual meetings?
In Search Of ESG Board Members Mar/Apr 2020
You will not find these new, diverse directors by sticking to your old Rolodex.
Beyond Pay: Compensation Committees And Human Capital May/Jun 2020
Executive pay-setting is only one of the new tasks demanded of compensation committees.
Incentive Pay Linked To ESG: Performance Is On The Rise May/Jun 2023
Do your management reward plans support company social and environmental goals?
Blind Spots In The Boardroom Mar/Apr 2024
How could the board have missed that? Because governance has many built-in blind spots.
Independent Directors For Joint Venture Boards Jan/Feb 2020
Joint ventures are a fast-growing strategic tool. Their governance, however, is lagging.
Blurring Lines Between Private And Public Ownership Jan/Feb 2023
Private companies are staying private longer, and growing bigger. How does this change governance?
Integrated Corporate Governance And Stakeholders Sep/Oct 2020
The shareholder versus stakeholder debate may be a false choice.
Board And CEO Performance Evaluations Post-Crisis Jul/Aug 2021
The past year has forced your board to put off evaluation and pay decisions.
Into The Arena: Corporate Political Speech Jul/Aug 2021
Investors and customers increasingly want your company to take public stands. Should you?
Board Best Practices In Times Of Turmoil Jul/Aug 2023
Governance lessons can be learned from the past few years of poly-crisis.
Is Your Board Ready For Shareholder Activism? Jan/Feb 2024
This proxy season, your governance will often be the target.
Board Confidentiality And Communications Nov/Dec 2022
Board information leaks have scary consequences, and directors can be the problem.
Loosey Goosey Governance: 4 Misunderstood Terms Mar/Apr 2020
A surprising amount of what we all assume is "good governance" may not be so.
Board Diversity: An Activist Perspective Nov/Dec 2020
Activist investors have some smart strategic reasons for seeking more diverse boards.
Making Board Refreshment A Reality Mar/Apr 2023
Long board tenure and low turnover make improving board diversity a challenge.
Board Effectiveness: A View From The C-Suite Mar/Apr 2021
What does your executive team really think about your board?
Making Cybersecurity A Boardroom Priority Jul/Aug 2022
Your board members now face personal liability for slipshod cyber oversight.
Board ERM Strategy Needs An Overhaul May/Jun 2023
Enterprise risk structures remain too narrow, too vague and short-sighted.
Making The Grade In ESG Ratings Sep/Oct 2022
Building your ESG strategy despite differing, even conflicting, standards.
Board Evaluation: Building Board 2.0 Jan/Feb 2021
Move behond the idea that your current board makeup is the ideal.
Managing Workforce Risk May/Jun 2023
How do leading practice boards assure talent development and retention, and avoid dangers?
Board Governance In High-Growth Companies Jan/Feb 2023
The governance needs of a young company differ greatly from public company conventions.
Modernizing The Board's Oversight Of Joint Ventures Sep/Oct 2022
Making SHARED governance effective is difficult, but crucial for joint venture success.
Board Members Can (Almost) Always Resign Nov/Dec 2020
Courts sometimes find that quitting a board in itself is a breach of fiduciary duty.
New Board ABCs: Analyzing Board Composition Jan/Feb 2020
Activist investors now closely review your board makeup. Do it yourself first.
Board Oversight Of Compliance May/Jun 2022
As corporate compliance grows more demanding, is it time for a compliance committee?
New CEO May/Jun 2024
Frank advice for chief executives on building their board relationship.
Board Risk Management: A Powerful Approach May/Jun 2020
Board risk oversight demands have risen sharply. The board tools you use may be lagging.
New Economy And Executive Compensation Jan/Feb 2022
Pandemics, technology, diversity, ESG: How do you pay for radically new skill demands?
Board Role In Crisis Management Jul/Aug 2020
What best practices has the coronavirus taught us about the board's crisis role?
New Era For Director Orientation Nov/Dec 2022
Today's demands for board competence and inclusion require better induction.
Board Special Committees And Investigations May/Jun 2021
Chartering a special committee to investigate can expose the board to its greatest risks.
New Rules Of Board Evaluation May/Jun 2022
Regulation, social pressures and investor demands are shaking up how you grade your board.
Boardroom Change In Times Of Turmoil Jul/Aug 2022
Social, health and economic upheaval boost demand for younger, more diverse directors.
New Rules Of CEO Succession Planning Jul/Aug 2022
Dig into your corporate strategy before seeking a new CEO to implement it.
Boardroom Technology Deficit Jan/Feb 2023
How well does your board of directors really understand the technology needs of your company?
New SEC Pay/Performance Disclusures Nov/Dec 2022
Starting in 2023, you must prove that your executives are really paid for results.
Boardroom Wheel Of Misfortune May/Jun 2021
How does the best-practice chair cope with inept, conflicted or bullying board members?
New Strategy Playbook For Boards Sep/Oct 2022
Is your board in a tug of war with management over strategy?
Boards And Their Stakeholders Sep/Oct 2021
Learn who your key stakeholders are, and what they really want.
Pattern Recognition In The Boardroom May/Jun 2024
Small shifts and obscure trendlines can alert boards to deeper problems.
Boards As Stewards Of Sustainability Jan/Feb 2023
Today's board needs fresh knowledge, resources, and attitudes to lead on sustainability.
Plain Language: How To Improve Your Company's Disclosure Mar/Apr 2021
Dense, legalistic, corporate speak disclosure can erode investor confidence.
Boards As Stewards Of The Future Mar/Apr 2022
Fiduciary duty now includes society as a whole, even the Earth itself.
Prepare Now For The Universal Proxy Card Jul/Aug 2022
For 2023, the new UPC mandate will level the proxy voting field.
Boards In Flux Mar/Apr 2022
Directors are tightening their governance procedures, and working closely with management.
Protecting Board Communication Privilege Jul/Aug 2021
Are your directors sharing sensitive board information with prying eyes?
Boosting Collaboration Between Boards And HR Sep/Oct 2023
If people are truly your most important asset, invite human relations into the boardroom.
Putting Teeth Into Corporate Compliance Nov/Dec 2021
Is it still too easy for C-suite executives to wreck a company and just walk away?
Business Restructuring Challenges In The COVID Era Jan/Feb 2021
The pandemic panic makes refinancing tougher…just when you most need it.
Remote Board Governance: Lessons Learned Sep/Oct 2020
Boards are learning fast how to make online governance better governance.
Business Roundtable And Stakeholders: One Year Later Nov/Dec 2020
Did the BRT signatories really intend to change the treatment of stakeholders?
Reshape Your Board For Company Restructuring Nov/Dec 2020
If our current crisis forces a major turnaround effort, is your board up to the task?
C-Level Succession In The Current Crisis Jul/Aug 2020
Unprecedented turmoil drives a re-think of leadership planning.
Resolving Boardroom Conflicts Jul/Aug 2021
How to keep boardroom debate from turning into battles.
CEO Leadership And The Board Mar/Apr 2020
First-hand advice on how chief executives and boards negotiate power.
Restructuring: A Board Renewal Opportunity Nov/Dec 2023
A major company shakeup allows for a clean slate board approach.
Challenges To Compensation Committees In 2021 Mar/Apr 2021
Pandemic, recession and social unrest force a rethink of your executive pay plans.
Rising Tide For Antitrust Scrutiny May/Jun 2022
The Biden Administration is proving the most aggressive trustbuster since Teddy Roosevelt.
Changing Market In CEO Transitions May/Jun 2024
How have the past few years of turmoil changed CEO turnover?
Road To Strategic Board Refreshment Nov/Dec 2020
Bring the concept of "continuous improvement" to your boardroom.
Changing Rules On CEO Succession Nov/Dec 2021
Post-COVID CEO turnover stabilized, but new concerns are redefining the job.
SEC Staff Rethinks "Ordinary Business" Shareholder Proposals Jan/Feb 2022
New staff legal bulletins will shift the tide on excluding proposals.
Compensation Planning For Uncertain Times Jul/Aug 2020
The tidy executive pay plans you set to begin the year are now hopelessly outmoded.
Seven Gaping Holes In Our Knowledge Of Corporate Governance Jul/Aug 2023
Our knowledge of many essential aspects of corporate governance is still incomplete.
Conflict Of Interest Issues And The Board Jan/Feb 2024
Shaping a practical, actionable board conflict policy.
Shaping Board Behavior And Culture Mar/Apr 2023
The values and chemistry in your boardroom shape the entire company.
Coronavirus And Your D&O Policies Jul/Aug 2020
Your D&O policy may contain some nasty pandemic loopholes.
Shaping Governance For Startup Boards Sep/Oct 2022
Tomorrow's corporate giants should start out with smart governance.
Corporate Boards In The New Era Of Employee Voice May/Jun 2024
The rising generation of employees expects to be heard in the boardroom. Are you ready?
Shaping Post-COVID Workforce Strategies Jul/Aug 2020
How do you bring furloughed employees back and keep them safe?
Corporate Governance For SPACs Mar/Apr 2022
Today's hottest IPO tool, SPACs bring unique governance concerns.
Should You, Or Can You, Resign? Jan/Feb 2022
Just walking away from a bad boardroom situation may NOT be the smartest move.
Corporate Transparency: A Case Study May/Jun 2022
Investors want to know more about your governance. Here is how one company delivered.
Taking A Long-Term Approach To Board Composition Mar/Apr 2024
What are today's trends in planning board talent, tenure and skills?
Cryptocurrency And Fiduciary Duties May/Jun 2021
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are a coming trend and require new governance policies.
The Do's And Don'ts Of Digital Disruption Sep/Oct 2023
Exploding technology change brings two governance dangers, moving too slowly or too fast.
D&O Coverage In A Time Of Turmoil Mar/Apr 2021
The new normal will trigger a fresh wave of shareholder litigation.
The Elevated Role Of The Governance Professional Jul/Aug 2023
Today's corporate secretarial demands have grown far beyond traditional paperwork functions.
D&O Trends In Uncertain Times Mar/Apr 2023
Recession, tougher regulation and new liability exposures are shifting the D&O market.
The Four Tiers Of Board Conflict Of Interest May/Jun 2021
Think your board conflict concerns are straightforward? Think again.
Dear Chairwoman: Letters To (And From) Women Board Leaders Jul/Aug 2021
Advice, ideas and inspirations from today's woman board chairs to tomorrow's.
Time's Up On Board Diversity Jan/Feb 2022
Start by rethinking your definition of a GOOD board candidate.
Defining The GREAT Board of Directors Nov/Dec 2021
A new survey quantifies what board members define as truly great governance.
Trends In Corporate Disclosure Mar/Apr 2020
Many corporations make it difficult for investors to find the information they want.
Directors Call For Boardroom Change Jan/Feb 2024
Members are clear on what is going right, and wrong, in their boardrooms.
Trends In ESG And Shareholder Activism Sep/Oct 2021
ESG reporting and disclosure are the next activist battlegrounds.
Disruption In The Boardroom Jan/Feb 2021
In a time of constant corporate change, why should your board structure stay the same?
Trust And Transparency In The Boardroom May/Jun 2023
Trust in your governance by investors, stakeholders and the public is a new business asset.
Diversity Of Thought In The Boardroom Mar/Apr 2022
Board diversity transcends race and gender.
Understanding The Ransomware Threat Sep/Oct 2021
Defending company data from attack is just the first challenge. What if you must pay up to hackers?
Effective Board Oversight Of Cybersecurity Nov/Dec 2022
CISOs and board members must learn to speak a common language.
Universal Proxy Cards: The Activist Perspective Mar/Apr 2023
How is the first year for universal proxy cards reshaping activism?
Emotional Intelligence In The Boardroom Jan/Feb 2024
Training and shaping a board that plays well together.
Unlocking The Value Of Board Evaluations Nov/Dec 2023
What are the pitfalls of board evaluation practices? What variables are crucial for an effective board?
ESG And The Board: Avoiding Risky Business Sep/Oct 2023
What if effective board ESG oversight is actually just smarter risk management?
What Has Changed In Your Boardroom? Sep/Oct 2021
A year and a half of COVID crisis is only one of the forces that has reshaped governance.
ESG: New Regulation, New Disclosures Nov/Dec 2021
Tough new rules mean that your company must tighten ESG standards and disclosures.
What You Must Disclose On Cybersecurity May/Jun 2020
Coping with overlapping, fast-changing (and sometimes confusing) new rules.
Evolving Role Of Audit Committees May/Jun 2022
Audit is battling a growing portfolio and scope creep.
When Your CEO Is A "Brilliant Jerk" Jan/Feb 2020
What happens when your board has to act as the adult in the boardroom?
Evolving Role Of The Governance Professional Mar/Apr 2022
Corporate secretaries can deliver the crucial backup needed by modern boards.
Why Good Boards Make Bad Decisions May/Jun 2024
Too often, boards look the other way when danger is looming.
Expanded Role For The Compensation Committee Sep/Oct 2022
Beyond simply pay-setting, roles expand into talent management, pay fairness and investor relations.
World Class Director Compensation Nov/Dec 2023
The past few years have seen a harsh spotlight on executive pay. Is board compensation next?
Fiduciary Duties: Takeaways From OpenAI Theatrics Mar/Apr 2024
This AI firm's governance coup made headlines, and offers valuable fiduciary lessons.
Your Board's Digital Dangers Jan/Feb 2021
Social media and direct messaging are the new hot zones for your executives.
Five Board Questions About Black Lives Matter Sep/Oct 2021
Corporate boards are in a unique position to turn rhetoric on race into results.
Your Post-Crisis Board Evaluation Sep/Oct 2020
Were your board and governance up to the crisis? What needs to change?
Future Of Board Leadership May/Jun 2020
Will the role of lead director supercede the board chairman?

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