Boardroom INSIDER for… FEBRUARY

 

ADDING TRUMP TO YOUR BOARD AGENDA

(February, 2017) What can we expect to be on the discussion agenda at corporate board meetings this month?  How the new Trump administration is shaking up U.S. business priorities, says the February issue of online monthly Boardroom INSIDER.  “We may be in for the biggest regulatory shakeup since the New Deal,” says BI publisher and board speaker Ralph Ward.  Or, “we may see endless legal and partisan wrangling.”

The lead article suggests that boards discuss… how regulatory reform will shake up business plans (“especially if Dodd-Frank is trimmed.”)  The impact of rising interest rates and a stronger dollar.  Major tax shifts, onshoring incentives, and the proposed tax repatriation holiday (though Ward writes “the fine print on the latter may make the deal not so sweet.”)

Given the ongoing turbulence team Trump is bringing to trade, taxes and the overall economy, Ward urges boards to “set aside time for Trump Talk at your next board meeting.”

 

Also in the February Boardroom INSIDER:

pink 4 tips for adding sustainability to your board agenda.
pink How to make board orientation suck less.
pink Q&A: What can I do to make myself more “board ready?”

 

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