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Our Inbred Corporate Boards (4/17)
Despite an uptick in diversity, most board members are still pale, male and stale.
4 Ways to Reshape Your Audit Committee (10/03)
New schedules, new agendas, and other audit innovations.
Comp Committees Face a New World on Stock Options (8/03)
Compensation committees have learned that options are not as useful as they once were.
Who's Your "Assistant to the Board?" (9/07)
Who on the company staff manages "care and feeding" of your board -- and should you upgrade the role?
How We Find Great Non-CEO Board Candidates (2/08)
Seeking more board diversity in career, gender, or skills? Try these 5 tips for finding great candidates.
Shaping Policies for Board Stock Trading (12/97)
Four steps for a comprehensive, legal director stock policy.
Board Special Committees - 5-Point Checklist (8/06)
Step-by-step on forming and empowering a board special committee.
How to Pay - Separate Chairs, Lead Directors, Etc. (7/05)
What are pay rules for the new board leadership roles?
4 Trends for Your Nominating Committee (4/03)
Evolving your nominating committee into a governance monitor.
Mo Seigel on When a Founder Should Step Down (8/99)
How the Celestial Seasonings tea founder knew it was time to pass the torch.
Q&A: Annual Meeting Spotlight for Committee Chairs? (3/06)
Annual meetings increasingly see pointed questions for board leaders and committee chairs. Are you prepared?
Q&A: When Divorce Hits the Boardroom (8/98)
The boss (and founder) is getting a divorce. How does the board weigh friendship versus fiduciary duty?
Q&A: What is Our Audit Committee Missing? (9/04)
Think your audit committee has tightened its standards? Here are some things you may still overlook.
Why Your Board Must be On Top of Compliance - 5 Tips (12/97)
Building your board into the company's compliance structure.
5 Questions Your Audit Committee Must Ask (2/02)
"What are the vulnerabilities of our financial reporting system?' and other queries that help your audit committee dig beneath the surface.
Should Boards "Express Their Support" for the CEO? (8/12)
Why your board publicly stating its support for the CEO could be the worse thing it does.
"Consent Solicitations" and Why They're Scary (10/13)
Do you know about this rare (but scary) activist tactic?
Do You Really Know How to Chair a Board? (3/09)
Chairing a board has become more of a real job -- how do you know if you're up to it?
Roman Weil on Board "Financial Literacy" (6/14)
The definition of audit committee "financial literacy" is shifting, says this dean of finance.
Who's Eavesdropping on Your Boardroom? (3/17)
Today's boardroom is a showcase of hi-tech networking and communication toys. Hackers appreciate that.
5 Great Ideas for Better Board Logistics (8/99)
Five-plus ways smart company secretaries keep boardroom humming.
Fairness Opinions - A Board Briefing (2/01)
The 4 critical questions most boards miss when reviewing a fairness opinion.
How Lead Directors Lead (5/06)
First-person advice from a seasoned lead director.
5 Tips for the Growth Company Board (2/98)
From startup, to venture funding, to IPO, a company’s demands on its board will change. How do you evolve?.
How About a "No Committee" Board? (11/02)
The full board functions as all the committees -- tricky, but there are benefits.
6 Trends on Director Stock Guidelines (10/12)
Best practice on setting board shareholding by size, pay multiple, time, and other factors.
"Ugly American" Corporate Governance (7/02)
Remembering the year U.S. corporate governance went from being a global standard to an embarrassment.
Quiet Revolution in Board Pay (10/04)
Three big shifts in board pay tools, goals and delivery.
Items for Your D&O Liability Checklist (1/14)
Four questions that you likely never thought to ask about your board D&O liability coverage -- and how it could fail when you need it most.
Don't Lose Boardroom Savvy When Directors Retire! (4/03)
Your board loses institutional memory every time a member leaves. Try these tips to avoid the brain drain.
Tech Trend - Info Dashboards for Your Board (9/09)
Info dashboards help directors monitor through essential data and "warning lights."
When Internal Controls Don't Control (Again) (10/15)
Why do internal controls fail boards so often (as in the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal)?
Q&A: How Can I Learn to be a Board Chair? (1/09)
How can I learn to be an effective board chair?
Director Education - 4 Fresh Ideas (9/16)
Here's one - how about a practical board plan to educate itself?
Don't Flunk the "75% Board Attendance" Test! (8/17)
Public company boards are now being graded on director attendance. Will you pass?
5 CEO Evaluation Fumbles (4/08)
Weak, conflicted evaluation mechanics is just one of the common problems.
Q&A: Serving on a Joint Venture Board (2/12)
Answers on how to decide where your JV boardroom loyalties lie, and sorting out hidden conflicts.
Boards - Fatally Flawed (And Why That's Good) (7/16)
If we accept there are no "big fixes" for what's wrong with boards, maybe we'll focus on the "little fixes."
How to Fight CEO Severance Battles (5/01)
The best way to handle CEO golden parachute issues is to use care in packing them at the start.
Tools for Writing Killer Board Info Summaries (3/15)
Here's how pros sharpen the info that goes into their board books.