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The Family Business Board (2/98)
Family business boards - consider adding an independent, outside director? Here are 6 reasons why.
What's So Great About "Boardroom Culture?" (9/12)
Point #1 -- there is no "boardroom culture."
Why Rock the Boat? (7/12)
In the boardroom, there are few motivators to speak out, and too many to stay quiet.
Q&A: The "Hostile" Director (9/08)
An activist is pushing a new director into your boardroom -- problem, or opportunity?
A Job Description for Your CEO (2/98)
Is your CEO job description a REAL job description? It is if it meets these 7 tests.
Corporate Counsel & Boards - The New Relationship (8/06)
Four ways you never considered how your legal counsel can help the board do a better job.
5 Board Risk Management Tools (9/09)
Building your boardroom machinery for overseeing and managing risk.
Who Administers Your Board? (12/97)
Four tasks needed to make any board run smoothly.
The New Etiquette of Board/Staff Contacts (11/00)
Four steps for shaping good board/staff dialog policies.
A Pay Expert for Your Comp Committee? (12/03)
Your comp committee needs to know more about pay technicalities now.
When a Director Takes Over as CEO (11/01)
Four tips for easing a director into the CEO chair in an emergency.
Governance Committee "How -To's" (2/98)
So what exactly is a board "governance committee" supposed to DO?
"Hidden" Director Conflicts as the Next Proxy Battle (3/14)
Do your directors have interlocks that an activist shareholder can uncover? How will they look to other investors?
Online Finds: 4 Hidden (Free) Governance Resources (6/08)
Check out these long-time leaders in online governance tools.
Building the Post-Bankruptcy Board (7/08)
Throwing together a quick board after bankruptcy is mistake #1.
Fraud Hunting on the Audit Committee - 6 Clues (6/99)
A forensic fraud expert shares tips on where to sniff out audit mischief.
Is Your Compensation Advisor REALLY Independent? (3/13)
Tough new rules on pay advisory independence mean your comp committee needs to dig deeper to comply.
4 Sarbanes-Oxley Cost Cutters (3/04)
Did you catch up with these tips for saving on SOX compliance?
Board Evaluation - Liability Dangers? (5/01)
Could a strong board evaluation effort come back to haunt you? Yes, unless you remember these 3 liability firewalls.
Pay Disclosure Lawsuits - How to Fight Back (3/13)
Four tools to help your compensation disclosures stand up to strike suit challenges.
Q&A: How Can Our Board Find Good Diversity Candidates? (12/00)
Smarter networking and fresh talent standards can help overcome the "pale stale male" boardroom.
What is Your Director "Job Status?" (6/99)
Not an employee, not a contractor -- a board member holds a unique status that can bring advantages.
6 Boardroom Alarm Bells You May be Missing (5/10)
Not just unanswered questions, but answers that leave the board feeling uneasy are issues to watch for.
Are Boardrooms the World's Last "Privacy Zone?" (7/17)
In a "show all" online world, the boardroom keeps the doors firmly shut -- but should it?
Your First Post-Enron Audit Committee Meeting (4/02)
Think the title dates this? In fact, this article offers 6 great evergreen action items for a quick audit committee checkup on your control environment.
Putting Your Board Retreat to Work (4/98)
Board retreats are a great strategic tool -- especially with these 5 tips.
5 Must Haves for Shaping Your Board Technology (1/04)
Five timeless ideas on how you should (and shouldn't) add tech to make your board more effective.
Board Risk Oversight - A 3-Point Plan (4/15)
Deciding the risk oversight model you board should use, and then making it work.
Prepping for SEC Pay Ratio Disclosures - 5 Tips (9/15)
Will you be able to sell your CEO/employee pay ratio to investors?
5 Ways Boards Drive CEOs Nuts (8/01)
What your CEO won't tell you (but should).
Separate Chair Vs. the CEO/Chair (10/05)
Five subtle ways an independent board chair gains power.
4 Questions to Ask on Your Audit Plan (11/06)
Your audit committee work is only as effective as the company's annual audit plan.
Board Leadership - 3 Next Hot Topics (2/07)
Three questions your board should ask itself about its next-gen leaders.
Can Your Board Spot Misconduct Red Flags? (4/11)
Controls and whistleblower systems are only as effective as your board's response.
Q&A: Directors "Ducking Out" of Our Board Meetings (3/15)
When directors come and go during the board meeting, how soon does governance suffer?
Who Sets Your Board Agendas? (10/04)
Who starts the agenda-writing process, who reviews it, and who evaluates it?
Are Corporate Boards TOO Focused? (10/16)
Does ever-tighter board focus on compliance and numbers squeeze out the strategic insight boards deliver best?
Q&A: Tempting Reluctant Board Candidates (12/09)
Here are hidden persuaders that convince a great board prospect to say yes.
Online Find - 6 Steps Toward Your First Board Seat (9/09)
The 6 factors that belong on any board wannabe checklist.
Q&A: How Should Our Board Review Disclosures? (7/10)
Word-for-word disclosure review is only the first step in good oversight.