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Q&A: How to be a Better Board Chair (3/08)
If you're elected the new board chairman, you may learn that you don't know as much as you thought.
How Smart Boards Read Analyst Reports (1/09)
Do you know what analysts are really saying about your company?
Board Pay - Lots More (and More in Stock) (12/04)
Directors had better learn to love restricted stock.
Audit Committee Changes and the REST of the Company (5/03)
Five ways audit committee upgrades change relationships throughout the organization.
Why Board Liability Will Always be Scary (6/11)
The good news - governance reforms aim to improve compliance. The bad news - they make life even more dangerous for board members.
Better Board Risk Management - 4 Ideas (7/06)
How is risk oversight and management housed in your board?
A "Chief Governance Officer" - How Kodak Does it (9/03)
A "chief governance officer" saves a lot of boardroom problems.
How About an Advisory Board? (4/99)
Six ways you can put a "non-board board" to work.
Q&A: Does Size Matter in the Boardroom? (12/98)
The ideal size for a modern board of directors? That depends...
Outside Director Sessions - 5 How To's (11/02)
Your board's independent directors need to meet in executive session now - here's how to do it right.
Roman Weil's Rules for Audit Committee Training (7/04)
A finance education legend lays out a 4-step curriculum for education audit committees.
Need Boardroom Yardsticks? Here Are 5+ (8/01)
Equity ownership, director age, who asks questions, and other ways to measure a board or director's value.
Q&A: Family Business CEO Succession Plan Squabbles (2/15)
The CEO/founder says he wants to retire -- but undermines any succession planning.
Q&A: Our Bulging Boardroom (6/99)
M&A has left this company with a crowded board. How many is too many, and how to trim?
Director Education - 4 Fresh Ideas (9/16)
Here's one - how about a practical board plan to educate itself?
How Do You Judge Director "Unfitness?" (1/13)
A board member is indicted, caught in a scandal, or faces controversy -- how do you decide if it's time to say goodbye?
Reg. FD's Hidden Insider Stock Strategy (4/01)
In the U.S, the SEC's Regulation FD offers some unknown helpers in managing your insider stock portfolio.
Why Progressive Dropped Board Option Pay (3/03)
This insurance giant decided restricted stock did a better job of aligning directors with investors.
Does More Board Power = Director "Freelancing?" (7/06)
Will more powerful board members added from outside prompt more dealmaking?
Your D&O Liability - The Overseas Threat (5/07)
New liability dangers from overseas threaten your D&O coverage.
Better Board Business #3 - Telephonic Terrors (1/16)
"Speakerphone" governance makes it easier to conduct board meetings -- but watch out for these dangers.
Q&A: How to Disagree in a Board Meeting (4/06)
Being the one director who pushes back is never fun, but these ideas make the contrarian's job a bit easier.
Q&A: Is "Board Fear" Holding Me Back? (6/17)
Afraid to raise the idea of an outside board seat to your boss? Maybe the problem is you.
Outside Counsel for Board Evaluation- 4 Tips (6/15)
Should you ask your outside legal counsel to aid in evaluation - and how to do so most effectively?
Piedmont Tries Rotating Chairmanship (4/03)
What if committee chairs took turns chairing the full board meeting? That's what this major utility tried.
Q&A: Avoiding Director Conflicts of Interest (10/02)
I'm on two boards with competing talent needs - what do I do?
How is the Separate Chair Role Shaping up? (5/04)
Here are the qualities and roles that go into making a solid independent board chair.
Sizing Up a Board Time Committment - 6 Clues (4/99)
Will you really have time to take on that board commitment? Try these 6 tests.
Audit Committee Changes in "Materiality" (2/16)
Changes in accounting "materiality" rules will change how your audit committee does its job.
5 Boardroom "Duty of Loyalty" Checkpoints (4/99)
Let's clear up those "gray areas" of your director's duty of loyalty.
Top Board Evaluation Faults (and Fixes) (5/17)
Too many boards avoid evaluation, and then mishandle it. Here are 5 tips to get back on track.
Who Defines the CEO Job? The Board. (5/04)
"The CEO job is what the CEO makes it" is yesterday's formula.
5 Ways to Bring Your Audit Committee Up to Speed (3/99)
Getting your audit committee ready for its new demands.
Custom Board Training - Do it Right For Less (9/06)
Targeted board training is the new best practice - here's how to do it right.
How We Moved Our Board Online (4/10)
Sturm, Ruger Co. moved its board from paper to data smoothly and effectively. Here's how they did it.
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.
5+ Ideas for Advisory Boards (2/05)
Companies are finding new, surprisingly effective ways to use advisory boards - here's how.
4 Cures for Audit Committee Ills (9/02)
The four most common audit committee "syndromes" - and how to fix them.
7 Questions to Ask on the Company & Social Media (2/13)
Does your board know what the world of LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. is saying about your company? Here's how to find out.
4 Steps to Board Succession Planning (7/14)
Why do boards put off planning their own talent needs when it only takes these 4 easy steps?